Boodle fight is an eating experience originally done by military groups as part of their community engagement activities. This is where long tables are set up with banana leaves as plates, and with food served for everyone who is encouraged to eat with their hands. Boodle fight meals served on banana leaves on top of a huge wood tray is what Seafood Island has been known for.
Get ready for a review of the most abundant dish there is, 10 to 12 different Pinoy food served as one dish, eaten boodle-fight-style. Catch up with friend 15 other friends (the only way this can work would be if you have more people sharing the boodle tray, otherwise, get ready to have tummy ache out of too much food right after a week of not having food). So Mt. Apo includes fried fish, lato, shrimp, inihaw na pusit, bagoong, roasted port, roasted chicken, crab and kinilaw. Whew, a mouthful to say and a mouthful to eat, literally! Lato, mostly known as seaweed (sorry, no known English translation for this). This definitely reminds me of dinner time with my dad, who taught me how to eat this with rice and oyster sauce.
At another time, tried Tali Beach with friends from my previous workplace. Food is best experienced over milestone conversations and so it was definitely a bonus to try it which comes complete with green mango, watermelon, steamed eggplant, roasted chicken, barbeque, lato, fried fish and inihaw na pusit.
Be ready to allot longer time to eat at Seafood Island, boodle food trays are best enjoyed at a leisurely pace.
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