13 April, 2011

And we called it Boodle Fight

Being far from our loveones, we usually think of a moment which we become happy. Filipino Londoners once think of this event and we called it Boodle Fight.

A gathering where food (usually pansít or noodles, steamed rice and sardines) is served on banana leaves spread over a table and eaten with bare hands by a group of people. But this time, we couldn't find banana leaves in UK so we're using foil and we replace sardines with a variety of food like adobo, pansit, talong, okra, etc.

Although it is the practice for some Filipinos to eat with their hands, a group of people eating this way from one source is an unnatural and contrived practice in Philippine culture.

This is a military style of eating where long tables are prepared and food are on top of the banana leaves. Viands and rice ready to eat using your bare hands, jugs of water are prepared on the side to wash hands before the "eating combat".

With the signal to start the boodle fight, everyone aims for his/her position. The term is taken from pre-World War Two West Point slang meaning "any party at which boodle (candy, cake, ice cream, etc.) is served.

I like this rigid indoor experience, topped with a boodle fight to satisfy my hunger!

In the boodle fight you have to eat fast to get your fill.




9 comments:

Nimmy said...

kagutom! ganyan kami lagi sa Pangasinan. kapag kumakain naka-kamay :)

Mayet said...

tagal na ring di ako nakakapag-sakol (kabitenya ire!) ;)

sarap sigurong me boodle fight here.

khantotantra said...

andaming food este anhaba pala. bilisan ang labanan para mabusog. lusobbbbb. :p

ISTAMBAY said...

ayos yan sir ah... sa kubo namin sa pulo ganyan kami eh... sa dahon ng sagin kumakain, samasama na sa gitna ng mesa ang pagkain.

nagutom ako... :)

Helen Mary Labao said...

wow naman! hindi ko pa naexperience ito. mukhang masaya! :-) at mukhang nakakabusog...

LhanLhan said...

masaya ang ganitong pagsasama sama ^^

Diamond R said...

hindi ko pa yan na try. pero segurado akong sasarap ang kahit na anong pagkain pag ganyan hatawan. SAna may gumawa rin niyan dito sa abu dhabi.
Ang saya naman ng gropo niyo Roy. We need this kind of bonding lalo na pag malayo ka talaga sa pamilya mo.

Bino said...

sarap!!! pag lalamya lamya ka, mauubusan ka hahahha

Nonoy Avellanosa said...

Maganda talaga tingnan yung pagkain pag boodle fight tas walang maiiwan pagkatapos; hehe;

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