The Real Boodle Fight Experience In Dubai

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Boodle Fight Intro

It might be a bit far if you are staying somewhere in New Dubai especially during rush hour, but going to Asian Flavors Restaurant in Damascus Street in Al Qusais, with your family or group of friends, will not be a waste of time. The authentic Filipino cuisine in a boodle fight is a kind of experience you’ll never forget.

But what is boodle fight, you might ask. Here’s how Urban Dictionary defines it:

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 are 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.

Boodle Fight Mismo

After finding a spot for parking on a blazing Friday noon, with my family, we then proceeded to the restaurant and immediately ordered the best seller Lab-as (fresh) Seafood. It’s a mix of prawns in garlic butter sauce, grilled fish, grilled squid, crabs, fish kilawin or the Filipino ceviche, steamed okra w/ bagoong (salted fish), enseladang manga (green mango salad), plain and garlic rice, along with hearty hot soup of the day, fresh fruits and 1 pitcher of cold drink. All these for just Dh199/- perfectly enough to fill 4 to 5 hungry tummies.


Yeah, I know…. I know your mouth’s watering right now. 🙂


You may find or smell it odd, but that ginamos or bagoong (salted fish) blends perfectly well with that steamed okra.


These perfectly cooked prawns in garlic, look and taste great.


Everything grilled is healthier as they say, and so are these grilled fish., compared to fried ones.


Could’ve photographed the shells after smashing and declawing them.


Fresh fruits complete the boodle fight.


Just seconds before the boodle fight, comes the 21st century mandatory ritual, selfie/s. No more pictures after this due to its graphic content. LOL!

Asian Flavors Restaurant also has other boodle fight variants, like Birthday Boodle, Buglasan Festival, Sinulog de Tanjay, Ayuquitan Festival, Masskara Festival and Indo-Chinese Feast.

Planning on bringing your date for lunch or dinner? Boodle fight is way too much my friend. Girls don’t eat much on a date, rrrrrreeemmember??!!!! hahahhaha But they do have ala carte menu too, so don’t be concerned about that.

Now, would I recommend boodle fight and Asian Flavors Restaurant to you, to your friends and to my family and friends too? My big YES! I know boodle fight is everywhere in Dubai now but I’d recommend this. The taste, the ambiance, the location, the service; are all great. And the presentation which other restos don’t have, was superb too. With that, a whooping 9 out of 10, for Asian Flavors.







See other foodie experiences:
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A Taste Of Chicago In Dubai – Uno Chicago Grill




A Filipino expat in Dubai, an online ad specialist, a social media influencer, a photographer wannabe, a music lover, a loving husband and a loving father, a movie freak, a gadget geek, a foodie etcetera

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