Boodle Fight

I am sure some of you have a heard the term Boodle Fight. Boodle Fight is an arrangement dinner eat using your fingers. This type of meal has it’s roots in the Philippine military’s style of eating in which soldiers, regardless what rank you are in or what position you are, they all dine in together on the food that is spread out on the top of the banana leave.  It’s strikingly hands only, no forks or spoon at all not even knives.

A friend of mine invited us to her house Saturday night not knowing really what she was cooking or preparing. When we arrived at her house we saw all the delicious food on the top of the banana leaves.  She was telling me that we are doing Boodle Fight.  Everything she prepare was very delicious, we had some left overs and of course she let us carry it with us.  She made rice noodles, grilled some pork chop, rice of course, shrimps, and dried fish.  
A great way to spend with friends is having a boodle fight.  It’s fun eating with just your hand, I know some of you may thinks it’s gross but remember before joining on the boodle fight you can wash hand.  On the military sometimes they don’t even wash their hand because they are in the rush of eating.  You learn how to leave like an army, you won’t have a hard time fitting in to this kind of fun.  You can do Boodle Fight with pretty much anything.  You can do tacos, any food that you want to eat really, just remember no cheating.  No fork – spoon – knives must allowed. 
And as you can see we pretty much eat most of it, with a little bit of left over.  It was a great time, even my daughter enjoyed it.  Let me know if you tried this one and tell me what you think about it. Have you done boodle fight before? Did you like it?


24 thoughts on “Boodle Fight

  1. It's a fun tradition, back when I was living in the Philippines I always enjoy eating my food using the banana leaves. It's gives it such a beautiful fragrance (not bad). You should try this it's a lot of fun.

  2. I've been to a number of boodle fights already but I can imagine how much more fun it can be when done with family and people you know. But I tend to be messy when I do that so I only eat a little when I'm in one. I still ask for a small plate or I already separate my portion from the rest. LOL! -Claire Algarme

  3. I have heard of this type of party, and seen pictures of it. But honestly I do not think I would enjoy eating this way. Anyhow, when someone invites me to one, I will still give it a try!

  4. It's fun eating like this. Another way to create fun memories with family and friends. I have a lot of people in the Philippines eat this way during gathering.

  5. It's a great bonding, but f a person is to OCD or princess like they won't survive. This type of fun are for people with since of humor and knows how to have a good time.

  6. I just read this from another blogger about this during their trip. It resembles the Indian way of eating food bare handed, without utensils, but in a group. So this is definitely something I will love to try some time!

  7. We do this occasionally. I love how fun boodle fight is particularly if this done by your friends and family and you meet once in a while. I haven't tried this one yet where I invite friends to just have a dinner or lunch at home and have a boodle fight but sure it is interesting and I would love to give it a try one day!

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