DUBAI: The joy of a boodle fight is in eating with bare hands. It gives new meaning to the phrase, “dig in.” What makes it all the more enjoyable is that you share the meal – spread on banana leaves – with peers, all trying to mark their “territory” on the table.
There are a number of restaurants DUBAI: in the UAE offering boodle fights, the New Cabalen, among them. But what makes the restaurant’s version different is for you to discover by yourself. Nontheless, Ed Nicdao, part owner, lets you in on a little secret.
“Our boodle fight has a big difference compared with other restaurants, because we serve it hot,” he said. “It is not like no other because as I’ve observed, other boodle fights have the food brought in a certain container and a lot of people have already touched it to arrange it properly and make it look nice. But this is not advisable because food is already cold by the time it has been prepared on the table, especially the rice,” he added.
New Cabalen’s boodle fight comes in different packages such as Cabalen’s seafoods, Cabalen’s fiesta pack, marine’s choice, Navy’s pick, and Battalion Fiesta. Price starts at Dh120 varying on the number of persons and the preferred set.
Fried Shanghai and eggplant, grilled squids, shrimps, bangus, chicken, salted egg and unlimited rice are the common foods present in New Calane’s boodle fight packages.
Desserts available are the famous Pinoy leche flan and halohalo; for drinks, customers may choose from a selection of buko juice, ice tea and water. And no worries for the budget conscious. “In case you are on a budget, we have our daily buffet and if you still are not happy with the buffet, we have short orders menu,” Nicdao said.
To experience Capampanganinspired, mouth-watering dishes, visit New Cabalen located at Kings Park Hotel in Muraqqabat Road Deira City, Dubai. The restaurant is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 1am and 10am-2am during weekends.
For more information, check out their Facebook fan page or give them a call at 042230860.