When someone mentions the words “boodle fight,” food is not the first thing that comes out on my mind.
First, it would remind me about being thirsty then being soaked in the sun for hours, and being tested to my limits.
Why does “boodle fight” remind me of such things?
It was in senior year high school when I ate my very first “boodle fight” together with my fellow officer-aspirants during our Citizens Army Training Officers summer bootcamp.
If you’ll ask me the fourth thing that comes to my mind when I hear “boodle fight,” I’d say, “It’s like a breath of fresh air!”
As trainees for CAT Officer, we would start our day very early, do countless exercises, receive many punishments, and master countless drills.
By 10 AM, I would already feel very thirsty and hungry.
When lunchtime comes, I am always delighted to see a large banana leaf filled with lots of rice and viand.
It filled my hungry tummy!
Somehow, you could say it gave me a natural high!
Of all the things we had to eat during the training, having a boodle fight for lunch was my favorite!
Unfortunately, it only happened twice or thrice but it was a good experience anyway.
Let’s fast forward to 2014.
You might have noticed Blackbeard’s Seafood Island when Ayala Center Cebu expansion area was opened sometime in December 2013.
You may have noticed too that since it’s opening, it’s filled with lots of people almost every night.
Why do people flock to Blackbeard’s Seafood Island anyway?
It’s because of their boodle fight.
They even have a more awesome name for it.
They call it the sumptuous “Boodle Feast!”
We all know that by now, numerous restaurants already offer boodle fight in their menu and with this mind, a question popped out of my mind.
“Does Blackbeard’s Seafood Island give justice to the all-time favorite boodle fight?”
Apparently, they do!
I have 3 awesome answers to that question.
1. They innovated the boodle fight.
They reinvented the way Filipinos eat the beloved boodle fight.
When I was still under training to become a CAT officer, our boodle fight consisted of one big banana leaf and all what was inside our lunch boxes.
We all know that ain’t the best way to enjoy boodle fight, don’t we?
Some of my classmates even had dish-washing soap in their lunch boxes and let me tell you, it ain’t fun when you feed yourself a soapy lunch!
I’d rather eat nothing than eat your lunch mixed with a little soap! (feeling nauseated and rolling my eyes)
With Blackbeard’s Seafood Island, one’s boodle fight experience is enhanced with their wide array of Filipino cuisine all placed in a boodle tray lined with banana leaf.
They even have very catchy names for their boodle feasts.
Before you start even start attacking the feast, wash your hands.
Boodle feasts are best eaten with bare hands!
2. They take seafood bonding to the extreme.
Blackbeard’s Seafood Island doesn’t just offer “Seafood, Sarap, Saya” for nothing.
They have aquariums that contain live fish and crabs!
You can have them cooked after choosing them from the tanks!
Did I mention to you that I love eating crabs?
Did I mention to you that when my Uncle Femio prepared loads of crabs for a summer fiesta, I started eating dinner around 6 PM and ended around 9 PM. (LOL)
Guess what I was eating the whole time.
I was eating “isang balde ng crabs!”
Imagine my delight when I saw Blackbeard’s Seafood Island crab dishes!
They have Crab Lilian, Szechuan crab, Crab Maritess, and so much more!
3. They can deliver boodle fight right to your doorstep!
Very soon this month, Blackbeard’s Seafood Island can deliver your favorite boodle feast within the boundaries of Cebu City!
If you get a craving for seafood, just give them a call and they’ll deliver!
Another good news!
Today will be the opening of their second Cebu branch in Rainforest Park in Mabolo, Cebu.
Their second branch will be their biggest branch in Cebu by far.
So when you feel hungry, you know who to call.
- Facebook Page (Cebu Branch)
- Twitter Page
- Instagram: #SeafoodIsland
- Landline: 410-6399 (Ayala Branch), 260-7058 (Delivery)
- Mobile: 0917-6254695 (Ayala Branch), 0917-864-4988 (Delivery)
So far, my favorite boodle feast in Blackbeard’s Seafood Island is Davao Gulf.
How about you?
Comment your favorite boodle feast and share to us your wonderful experience!