Boodle fight the Seafood Island way at SM Seaside

As soon as I get home, all I want to eat is seafood.  ~ Quvenzhane Wallis

Being born and raised in the tropical island of Cebu,  sea food is a staple in our family banquet table. So when, I was invited by Zomato Cebu for a foodies met up with our host , Blackbeard’s Seafood Island in their newest restaurant in SM Seaside,  without second thought I immediately said “Yes.”  So,  along with my fellow Cebu Bloggers Society  food  and life style bloggers and Cebu top reviewers and bloggers in Zomato. We head off to their SM Seaside branch located at 3rd Floor, Skypark SM Seaside City Cebu.

Their recently opened branch awestruck me from its spacious dinning area which it that can accommodate up to 300 people. To add, the island vibe in its exterior design and ornaments down to its service staff that wears that warm smile just like from an island lad or lass. We are also fortunate enough to be joined by the Seafood Island big bosses that night.

Just when everyone is seated and settled, the seafood feast commenced.

Boodle fight the Seafood Island way

By definition, Boodle fight style of dining is famous in military distinguishable by long tables prepared with food usually viands, rice and fruits ready to eat with bare hands. However, in Seafood Island they are taking it into the next level. Their boodle is way better than the traditional one, they presented it in a very creative, playful, mouth-watering and above all, blog-worthy-presentation. yes, its picture perfect and ready for some food porn before meal. Right? That night we were served with two of the best boodle in the house : The Camotes Island and the Mt. Apo boodle.


The Camotes Island boodle is one of the underrated boodle among its bunch. For me the well balanced allotment of pork and meat in this boodle set is great.This set has ginataang sa-ang,grilled shrimp and scalloped, crispy crablets, liempo chips, Pork BBQ, Fish of the day and many others. Not to mention, it also include some of every true blue Cebuano comfort foods like fried pork strips ,  and Larang.


On the other hand, the in demand boodle of all the Mt. Apo. Arranged in somewhat like resembles the great Mt. Apo of Mindanao. This set includes a mountainous of viands like Chicken Binakol, Fried Crabs, Grilled Liempo, Shrimp, Fried Tilapia, Davao’s Balbacua, etc. Visually, this is really tempting but I still prefer the former.

The boodle is perfect for group or family sharing. Although eating this in bare hands in suggest as part of the boodle experience , it is not necessary  or compulsory.  Also, you can add some ala carte dishes into your boodle if you wish!

Seafood island  ala carte parade

After the boodles, a parade of Seafood island sumptuous array of surf and turf dishes bombarded our banquet.  To name some the Jumbo Bagnet, Shrimp Laing, Oysters Rockefeller, Pochero, Salted Egg Prawn, Tuna Panga, Liempo chips and lot more. But the stand out for this ala carte menu of Seafood island were:

  • Tuna Panga , fresh catch fish make a good dish
  • Crab Maritess , the garlic goodness blends well
  • Pocherong Tagalog, I love pochero as is but with Sea food island twist love it more
  • Seafood Pancit, a must try!
  • Salted Egg, there’s something special in this that I love. Later, I learn it is sent straight from Manila.

Look out for Blackbeard’s Seafood Island crab dishes. They are humongous, delicious and additive.They sure will leave your craving, satisfied! You can try Szechuan crab, Crab Lilian, Crab Maritess, Singaporean chili crab Seafood Island version and many more.

Netizens Seafood island moments

I have browse the social media to find their take about the newest addition to the growing family of Seafood Island in Cebu and I was surprised, amazed, entertained and glad to find their honest answers.  Gathered from the micro social blogging sites Facebook and Instagram.

Here are some of happy Seafood island diners on Instagram

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Boodle na!

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When at Seafood Island…🍤🍗🍚🍱

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Meanwhile, below are the people who shared their Seafood island moments on Facebook

Sky Park, Third Floor, SM Seaside City
Fourth Floor, The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu
Rainforest Park, F. Cabahug St., Panagdait, Kasambagan, Cebu

For reservations, function and party inquiries. please call 4106399 or mobile 0917-6254695.

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24 thoughts on “Boodle fight the Seafood Island way at SM Seaside

  1. I’ve tried Seafood Island before, their Eastwood branch and I loved it. You see, I used to work for a military agency and the soldiers liked to eat boodle style, it is one of the best traditions that they have in my opinion. So it made nostalgic when I dined at Seafood Island.

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    1. I certainly could not argue more with it mate. You know Military guys more than I do.

      I just wondered what is your favorite dish from Seafood Island Eastwood. 🙂


    1. That’s a bomb! I love to meet you all guys there. I’m seeing a new sisterhood in other blogging society.

      What’s your favorite boodle fight mate?


  2. Yes oh my! Take me here. The food looks amazing. So many good instagram pictures too! Must be a perfect place for a night out here With friends or a romantic dinner 🙂

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    1. They also have some branches there in Luzon, I believe they originally came there. However, I have heard that some boodle fight set are only offered exclusively in one place.

      With that, you should visit Cebu soon mate! 🙂


  3. I agree, boodle fight is one of the best ways to eat especially with people are and you are close to. BAWAL maarte LOL! The last time I ate at this restaurant (here in Metro Manila) was some three years ago I think, so it has been a long time.

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    1. 3 years is been a long time Robert. Give it a visit now, I believe they also have upgraded a lot of things from your last visit. 🙂


    1. It was a hearty night that was Margaux. As a matter of fact, I skipped breakfast the day after since I’m still stuffed. hehe


  4. Oh wow , the food looks absolutely delicious . I love fish & seafood , that could be easily MY fav restaurant to go to . That mixed seafood assortiment right on top looks scrumptious 😊

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    1. Exactly Klaudia same thoughts with me. Just the presentation itself, it superb!

      Not to mention, the taste and quantity is also equally exceptional. Try it soon and share your experience with me. 🙂


    1. With friends, anything on the banquet is awesome. Sure bring your friends and test your appetite in eating this seafood feast. Also, they are offering ala carte for non seafood orders I have one favorite, bagnet is a must try! A deep-fried pork , it’s crispy on the outside but chewy on the inside! 🙂


  5. I’ve never heard of this tradition, so awesome ! Even though I mostly eat meat, I guess because that’s easier for me, I do love seafood and specially in summer. We had a barbecue at work where a co-worker who does scuba diving, hunted some thick fish that was delicious. I’d love to taste those on the pictures and specially spieces that are different from what we have here

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    1. Well, this tradition is very unique among Filipino and I think even foreigners would enjoy this kind of feast. Try some seafood too mate, they are as awesome as meat in a healthier way! 🙂


    1. Oh I’m happy you enjoyed it. I often visit s boodle fight restos here in Cebu and by far this one is the most creative presentation .


    1. Exactly mate! That’s the best part of being a Filipino for me, to be able to enjoy the food with bared hand. Craving seafood? You know where to go now. 🙂


    1. Sure it is, it’s very ideal to be since it’s near the kids playground in SM Seaside Cebu. Making it a perfect choice to bring your kids and kids at heart!


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