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Boodle Fight sa Bilao at St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant

We Filipinos love to eat with bare hands, it gives us the feeling of being at-home and it adds more excitement and flavor to the food we eat. This is why boodle fight or boodle feast is now a popular culinary experience in the Philippines and is starting to be a big hit in restaurants.

Do you know that somewhere in Mandaluyong hides a great place to grab and eat as much as you can with your bare hands? The place is called St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant.

The entrance of the restaurant is so simple. At first you would think it's a garden because you will be welcomed by plants in plots and tall bamboo trees. I love the entrance because the lush green gives a relaxing mood to the visitors and it somehow gives you a feeling of being secluded from the pollution in the metro.


While the entrance looks so simple, the interior is surprising, there are a lot of colorful stuff and nice table settings. Feels like you are in a barrio fiesta where there are a lot of colorful banderitas that sways when the wind blows.


It was Christmas season when we visited the place that is why the main attraction in the place was this spacious stage decorated with inflatable Santa Claus and the big teddy bear which was according to the owner, imported all the way from the US. The stage aside from the Christmas decorations, is also filled with a collection of antique jars and some paintings, statues of Catholic Saints and the owner's collections of the stuff they use when catering for birthdays, weddings, etc.


According to the Chef-owner, Nick Pelaez, the place was really an ancestral house which was converted to a dining place, that is why visitors will see a lot of family memories all around especially of Nick's mother.



So what we had for lunch? This is one of their best-sellers, Boodle Fight sa Bilao 1: Davao. This bilao contains hot n juicy shrimp, calamares, shrimp tempura, lechong kawali, eggplant tempura,
rice, salted egg, tomatoes and onions. This costs Php999 and is good for 3 -5 persons. All the seafoods were fresh, the tempura is really crunchy, lechong kawali is tender, everything is flavorful. My personal favorite is the shrimp because they are really sweet and juicy, because St. Nicholas directly sourced them from the country's seafood capital; Roxas City, Capiz. The shrimps are delivered to the restaurant few times a week to make sure its quality is never compromised.


We also had an order of Hot n' Juicy Shrimp which costs Php399.00 for half a kilo. It's really spicy but tastes heavenly good!


We also had desserts, but because we were too busy enjoying the shrimps, we almost forgot that the desserts were served with ice cream. Since the place is not fully air-conditioned, the ice cream melted but it even made the cakes taste better, hehe. The creamy ice cream mixed with the bitter-sweet taste of the cakes and the result is better-tasting desserts!



The owner of St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant is not really a graduate of culinary but his passion for food reflects in every dish they serve. The restaurant does not only serve good food of reasonable prices which every customer from all walks of life can feast on, but it also tells a loving memory of a family which we all can relate with...

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Come and visit the restaurant located at #1 Fatima St Corner San Rafael St., Plainview Subd., Mandaluyong City! They are open from Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-12am . They also offer catering services, for more info visit St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant FB page.

34 comments:

  1. I am not a huge fan of boodle fight since I am not good in using my hands especially when scooping out rice..hehe. But, I love the dishes on a boodle fight tray. (macy santos)

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    1. sarap kumain with bare hands sis, since I am a certified probinsyana, I enjoy boodle fight

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  2. love to do the kamayan part while eating
    and if seafood, lets eat food ang peg

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    1. true Mami, basta kapag may invite yung mga boodle resto sali mo ako haha

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  3. Ang sarap kumain jan! My kids love boodle fight kase. One of these days dalhin ko mga bata jan :)

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    1. Mag-eenjoy po ang mga kids especially kung seafood lover sila. They have 5 kinds of bilao to choose from I think. Saka they have promos every week, where you can save as much as 50%

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  4. I love the plants that kind of shield us from the pollution and make us forget we're in the city. So... Did you use hands when eating the dessert? :-D

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    1. haha, oo nga ano, would the dessert taste better with bare hands? pero my little one who was with us, kinamay nya yung cake...

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  5. My kids love boodle fights! I'll bring them there if we find ourselves in Mandaluyong.

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  6. Wow mukhang masarap dyan and not too pricey! Masarap talaga magkamay pag ganyan. Kakamiss ang pinoy foods! :))

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  7. Oh! That looks good! I love the idea of boodle in a bilao... parang nakakagana talaga kumain di ba?!

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    1. are there restos offering boodle in Batangas/Lipa? Mas madaming fresh seafoods and other produce sa Batangas, although I really enjoy the lomi & bulalo don, mas masarap kung may bago at kakaiba, like the boodle feast, di ba? saka mas masarap magtravel sa south for a food experience, kasi mas probinsya yung feeling...

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  8. Not bad at 999! Tagal ko na d naka pag boodle fight ah!

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  9. Boodle fight type of eating is a nice family bonding experience.

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  10. My family loves boodle fight 😀... food seem to taste a lot better shared (fought) ovet.. (hihihi).

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    1. yes, yun naman talaga ang idea ng boodle feast, agawan, ang maubusan gutom hehe

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  11. In all fairness to St. Nicholas...their shrimps are fresh!

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  12. Reading your blog at 1:22 in the morning and nakakagutom... Huhuhu! I love boodle fights! Ah those shrimps!! Im just curious though, how about the desserts? Did you use a spoon for it? Hehe

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  13. Ako nalang ata ang di nakasubok ng boodle fight XD

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  14. I love boodle fights especially if seafood is present. THough I have a hard time scooping rice using bare hands, keri lang! For P999, that's sulit. Will bring the family there! :)

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  15. The best thing about boodle fights for me are the seafood and the red egg with kamatis, yum yum! Ang mura nito ha. Makapunta nga with our ministry leaders!

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  16. As long as I know the people sharing the boodle fight keri lang. Ayoko yung katulad ng mga politician na nagpapanggap (I find it unhygienic kasi). This place looks nice ha.

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  17. Indeed that passion is so evident in how he conceptualized his bilao meals. That sure is a great treat for the whole family.

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  18. I remember having a boodle fight at home :)) Enjoy :) I'll introduce the concept to my kids, baka mas ma-enganyo sila kumain :)

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  19. Ang laki ng serving! Nakakagana talaga kumain pag boode fight. Masaya to pang barkada and family. :)

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  20. Grabe boodle fights!! Reminds me of the times I'd do it during family gatherings or when I'm out traveling with hubby! Masayang and maenganyong paraan talaga para magsalu-Salo!

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  21. It was unfortunate that I was not able to have my photo taken with the humongous bear, it's too cute! I love the seafood fare here and I hope I will be able to tag my boys here one of these days.

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  22. We should visit this place, too. It's just near us. Boodle fight is love! -- Maria Teresa Figuerres

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  23. Di pa ako nakatry ng boodle fight ever. Parang ang saya when you eat in one big plate.

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  24. We've tried the one in Seafood Island but we used fork and spoon to eat haha. I would love for the kids to experience this. I'm sure they'd love it! :)

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  25. I am not fan of boodle fight, he hehe hirap kasi kumain. But the food looks yummy ang sarap ngs shrimp

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  26. I haven't done boodle fight in years. But I wanna take my kids to do it soon especially since my five year old son has never tried it yet.

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  27. I really love boodle fight kasi masaya, nakakatuwa, at minsan kaylangan mong bilisan ang pagkain para di ka mahuli sa labanan ng kainan. hahaha! I love all the foods here, I also like their ambiance it looks so very accommodating and relaxing. I agree with the green plants, nakakatulong yan magbigay ng fresh na hangin.

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  28. I haven't tried eating in a boodle fight restaurant. The dish looks delish.

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