I had lunch with some of the guys of the parish. Or rather, I participated in a “boodle fight”. This is how the Urban Dictionary describes it:
From the Urban Dictionary: “Boodle Fight”
1. 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.
I like a rigid outdoor experience, topped with a boodle fight to satisfy my hunger!
2. Philippine fine dining. A traditional meal where the food (usually pancit – skinny noodles cooked in grease) is dumped in a pile on old newspaper and then everybody eats as fast as they can using their fingers.
In the boodle fight you have to eat fast to get your fill.
Link to Urban Dictionary: Boodle Fight http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=boodle%20fight
The “boodle fight” I participated in is similar to the one defined as “No. 1”. Too bad no one bothered to take a picture.