Sunday, March 18, 2012

Philippine Notes: Boodle Fight

Boodle Fight:
1. Military style eating where food is placed on top of banana leaves along a series of long tables. The "fight" is essentially a reference to the fact that it is "eat what you can get."
2. Philippine military term for a mess hall banquet where soldiers, enlisted men and officers eat from these banana leaves with their hands as a symbol of camaraderie, brotherhood and equality.
3. The term potentially has its origins in pre-World War II West Point slang.
4. My second of four meals yesterday as we said goodbye to a number of new friends that we met at the wedding here. Incredible pork and chicken adobo.

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