Cebu Secret Chows: Captain A's -- Home of the Boodle Fight Experience

               Ever heard of a boodle fight? Well, I just learned about it this month thanks to Captain A's Seafood Grill. In Philippine usage, the boodle fight is a military academy terminology for "eating combat" or "attack the food." It is a Philippine military eating tradition, originally practiced by the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadets, wherein members of the military -- regardless of rank, no pretentions whatsoever -- gather around a long table where a jumble of food is spread over banana leaves or old newspapers, and eaten with bare hands, as a symbol of fraternity and equality. It's a very typical Filipino way of eating, I must say. It is usually prepared in celebration after a successful event or for a special occasion.

            Belonging to a military family and thus knows the boodle fight by heart, one of the members of the corporation of Captain A's brings the experience to the public so we too can share in our own camaraderie with our family and friends. 

            Cebu media were gathered one fine noon to experience this fraternal dining. Each table was set up with different boodle fight meals that the resto offered. They offer 7 different meals to choose from for that special occasion or if it's just one of those days you and your friend wanna pig out. 

1. Battle of Mactan - P1,080
         bagoong rice, plain rice, grilled shrimps, grilled tilapias, 1/2 chicken bbq, kinilaw na tangigue, beef kare-kare, ensaladang manga with bagoong, salted egg with tomato

2. Loakan Fiesta - P1,080
          java rice, plain rice, grilled squid, grilled pork belly, steamed crabs, grilled clams, nilasang na hipon, sinigang na bangus, pinakbet, ensaladang labanos with dilis

3. D' Original - P1,240
          sardines rice, plain rice, chicken and pork adobo, grilled squid, grilled prawns, deep fried crabs, ensaladang talong, tuna and crab meat sisig, grilled tuna belly, salted egg with tomato and onion

4. Sinugba Festival - P1,175
         garlic rice, plain rice, inihaw na pork belly, inihaw na manok, inihaw na pusit, inihaw na bangus, baked scallops, mongo soup, inihaw na okra, inihaw na talong, ampalaya with dilis

5. Sinulog Fiesta - P1,175
         puso, plain rice, 1/2 lechon, 1/2 chicken inasal, chorizo bbq, danggit, hipon with gata, nilarang soup, fresh tomatoes and calamansi

6. Birthday Boodle - P1,265
           plain rice, pancit canton, lumpia shanghai, pork bbq, chicken leg bbq, grilled prawns, grilled tilapia, grilled squid, sauteed kangkong with garlic, clams in corn with malunggay
7. Crab Temptation - P1,499
         Think, steamed crab fest. :D
JM (Big Food) and I with our birthday boodle! :D

It was indeed a fun way to eat and be in camaraderie with the Cebu media as a lot of us hopped from one table to another to get a taste of the different meals. 

*All boodle fight meals come with UNLIMITED plain rice, a platter of fresh fruits, and one (1) round of iced tea (five glasses).

Wanna fight? Let's bring it to the table. ;)

Captain A's Seafood Grill
Don Jose Avila St., Capitol Site
Cebu City 6000

Operating Hours:
Mon - Thurs    6 am - 2 am
Fri - Sat         6 am - 3 am
Sun               10 am - 12 mn

(032) 505 9594

Facebook: facebook.com/CaptainASeafoodGrill

*This is a Cebu Secret Chows segment. Check out the page on my homepage's menu bar for the complete list and more posts like this. :D

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Babe for Food
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  1. Replies
    1. Have u ever tried a boodle fight? :)

    2. Have u ever tried a boodle fight? :)

    3. I can make a boodle fight in my own backyard...just grab some banana leaves off the tree, dump my rice on it, and other stuff I find on the dining table. Call in friends and family and we're good to go. Only problem is I don't know how to cook!! I guess I will have to try the ones at Captain A's...everything looks so good :-P~~~

    4. Hahahaha. Well, you can call in friends to help you cook. Sounds like a fun chill party idea. :D

  2. That's a huge boodle fight!! :)I want the crab temptation!! :)

  3. I wanna try this one... ^^.. hope this is available like forever.. teehe

  4. Captain A's has a very poor service. The crews are not friendly. I tried eating at captain A's near cebu doc and we ordered scallops, sisig and kare2x. All foods are served after 30 minutes except for the kare2x. We've been waiting for the kare2x for 40 minutes but it's not yet served. The crews don't even informed us if how long are we going to wait for it.

    1. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope you can relay this to the management so they can compensate you or do something about it.