Few days before we left for Davao, Mama treated us to a boodle fight style of dining at Blackbeards Seafood Island located at Abreeza Mall.
Boodle Fight 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. – Urban Dictionary
We ordered Davao Gulf Boodle spread and Sinigang na ulo ng Maya-Maya as per V’s request.
Davao Gulf Boodle Spread – Chicken wings inasal, Pork barbecue, grilled baby Squid, steamed Shrimps, grilled Tuna meat, grilled Imbao (clam shell), Shrimp and Pomelo salad, Lato (seaweed) salad, Kinilaw na Langka sa Gata (Coconut milk Jackfruit ceviche), grilled Eggplant, salted Egg, grilled Tomatoes, and finally 3 kinds of rice (kalkag rice, bagoong rice and crispy dulong rice). Menu says this is meant to be shared between 5-6 person.
The boodle spread was definitely a feast, we shared among 4 adults and 2 babies. Yes we were definitely hungry and had a craving plus the taught of waiting another year or two to enjoy such feast was more than enough to engage in a boodle fight.
It was so hard to give up but then we no longer had any room to finish everything, we loosened our belts and surrendered.
My cousin, Honey who was one of Seafood Island Grill’s chef surprised us with Fried Ice Cream (she’s still waiting for the managements approval for this to be included in the menu). V certainly still has room in his tummy for some dessert.
Fried Ice cream was the perfect ending to a battle we lost.
Seafood Island has a very relaxed atmosphere with reggae music playing on the background. Price wise it is affordable since meals are meant to be shared. Davao Gulf Boodle spread cost Php 1,450.00 (around Dhs 130), approximately 30 Dhs each for 5 person. I don’t have a copy of our bill since it was a treat from Mama.
Blackbeards Seafood Island, 2nd Floor Abreeza Mall Davao City