Captain A: The Home of Boodle Fight in Cebu

“We are the Captain of our life but Captain A is the captain of our stomach.” – True – Blue Cebuano 

Have you  ever been hungry in your life that you can eat up a mountain of rice and a sea of viands? I wasn’t but I did able to experience eating a mount of rice. I could even believe that I have devour so much that hungry evening.

So , our host for that hungry dinner was one of Cebu’s pride, it’s the first in the island and one of its kind. It features the Filipino’s unique way of eating, you may find this taboo if you’re a foreigner but in the Philippines this is how we eat the so-called Boodle fight style.

#WheninCebu you most never miss , Cebuano’s all time favorite,  Captain A’s Seafood Grill’s! 12187763_10204502830438989_6333788199642595362_n

Captain A:  the home of boodle fight in Cebu

For starter, 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  as per the urban dictionary


Eat the local way. Boodle fight is originally a military way of eating meal on banana leaves with rice and viands  placed above the rice commonly eaten with bare hands.   However , if you wished to have spoon and fork for hygienic reason, they will be glad to give you one.

We are owning the place! 😀

As it goes in its webpage, “At Captain A’s we bring the spirit of the boodle fight to life by showing you how it is originally eaten, how it came to be, and how we do it at Captain A’s, so you, too, can experience what a boodle fight is all about. It is our commitment to continuously create and cook boodle fight meals that will offer a unique eating adventure that you will surely savor and enjoy. There’s no place else where you can have a taste of the distinctively Filipino boodle fight experience but at Captain A’s Seafood Grill. Commence boodle fight!”

Here is our sumptuous Captain A boodle fight experience

” Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.”

It was a special day for my Japanese friend , being a first time to celebrate his natal day overseas, my friends and I plan for a unique,  Filipino way of celebrating this special day. So, boodle fight sprung in an instant making a little extra special we are having it in Cebu’s home of boodle, Captain A!

Captain A’s Birthday boodle for only PHP 1368.00

We had the birthday boodle for his big day. A mountain of rice greeted our table with a plethora of mouth-watering viands paint strikingly all over the mountainous rice. There are lumpia, calamares, tuna kebab, pork bbq, chicken,chopsuey , grilled squid , mix seafood soup and what is a Pinoy birthday celebration without pancit. I can’t paint my Japanese friend reaction when our order landed in our table, it was a priceless reaction.  To make it a little special,  the crew assembled and sang a birthday song to our surprise it was that loud and fun.

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Before and after. The birthday boy eating until the last grain of rice!

According to the birthday boy, his favorite among the viands was the sea foods everything  while the pork bbq taste good too he adds. For me, everything was sumptuous, my only fear was that we may not be able to finish it up. Gladly we are able to clean up our table, that was one hungry fight!  Our birthday boy confess, that it is the first time in his life to be that hungry and devouring in a banquet.

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From L- R , With our Japanese birthday boy , Koichi , yours truly, Charmie and Nel.

From Cebu’s original house of boodle

Cebu’s warm hospitality and charming people is one of the reason people keep coming back but above all its the gastronomic experience and flare they are thrilled to experience once again.  Boodle fight concept restaurants are every where in the city but this one is different. With several generations that came from the Military there is authenticity when talk about boodle elsewhere in the city.


Aside from the Birthday boodle we had , Captain A’s are offering several other variety to choose from namely, Battle of Mactan, Loakan Fiesta,  D’ Original, Sinugba FestivalSinulog Fiesta and Crab Temptation for PHP 1368.00 or  USD 29.55 . Names resounding its Cebuano roots as a true-blue Cebuano could not be any prouder.  This place is ideal for intimate dates or for a loud and big party your planning to throw out for your friends or family.

Up to this date, Captain A proves that they are still the home of the original boodle in Cebu. Visit them soon.


True-blue Cebuano meets Captain A

I would like have a shout out to my friend Charmie G. of break away  for contributing for the pictures.

Captain A’s Seafood Grill is located at Don Jose Avila Street
Capitol Site, Cebu City. Cebu, Philippines 6000

Phone: +63 32 236 1693

Email: or

Twitter: @CaptainAs_Cebu


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