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    Posted July 3, 2011 by
    Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, Philippines
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    Philippine Boodle Fight

    We call it "Boodle Fight".
    A military style of eating, Boodle Fight is a symbol of brotherhood and equality among Filipino military by sharing the same food without regard to rank. This way of eating does not represent authentic Philippine culture where food is served and spread on top of the banana leaves.
    These photos were taken during our island adventure in my hometown in southern Philippines. We ate the prepared Filipino food with bare hands. Grilled fish, fish tinola (Soup with Fish), rice and fish kinilaw (Raw Fish) that means soaking the raw fish in a vinegar and adding salt and other spices. The vinegar acts as a cooking agent in this process.
    For some people they may find this very unhygienic but sometimes you cannot be too choosy, especially when you want to survive in the middle of nowhere. In this fight you have to eat fast to get your fill. Just enjoy and have fun.
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