My Blackbeard's Seafood Island Experience

If you are looking for a different kind of dining experience, then Blackbeard's Seafood Island is the place for you. The restaurant which recently opened at The District, Ayala North Point in Talisay City is known for it's "boodle style" of serving food.  For those unfamiliar with this style of eating, Boodle originated from the military (Boodle Fight) 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".  Of course, at Blackbeard's Seafood Island, the boodle which was the brainchild of Chef Chang Magdaluyo, part-owner and resident chef is done with a lot more finesse and style.  Take a look at the different boodle feasts in their menu list:

Magellan’s Landing
Danggit Chips with Pineapple Salsa, Kinilaw na Tanguigue, Grilled Tilapia, Grilled Squid and Shrimps, Steamed Crab, Chicken Inasal, Grilled Vegetables and Bagoong Rice – Serving: Good for 3-4 persons 965.00 Good for 5-6 persons 1,250.00

Panlasang Pinoy
Hipon sa aligue, sinuglaw, guinataang alimango, adobong manok, kare-kareng gulay, ensaladang lato with crispy dilis, plain rice. Serving: Good for 3-4 persons 875.00 Good for 5-6 persons 1,365.00

Fiesta Bicolandia
Halaan sa buco, pork bbq, ensaladang talong, bicol express, ginataang alimango, laing, grilled tilapia with bagoong rice. Serving: Good for 3-4 persons 765.00 Good for 5-6 persons 1,150.00

Tali Beach
Grilled chicken, inasal big bbq, steamed white shrimps, grilled tilapia, grilled tahong, crabs, grilled squid, grilled tomatoes, lato, mangga, pakwan with steamed rice. Serving: Good for 3-4 persons 965.00 Good for 5-6 persons 1,299.00

Palawan Shores
Grilled Shirmps, tahong, halaan, squid, tilapia, steamed crabs, grilled corn, lato, ginisang kangkong sa bagoong with clams meat rice. Serving: Good for 3-4 persons 785.00 Good for 5-6 persons 1,150.00

Dagupan’s Pride
Deep fried boneless bangus, pork bbq, steamed white shrimps, grilled tahong, grilled talong, okra, talbos ng kamote, green mango, crispy liempo and bagoong rice. Serving: Good for 3-4 persons 785.00 Good for 5-6 persons 1,250.00

Dapitan’s Pride
Crispy shrimps, san mig clams, grilled tilapia, grilled squid, laing, steamed crabs, grilled liempo, kalkag rice. Serving: Good for 3-4 persons 745.00 Good for 5-6 persons 1,050.00

Boracay Feast
San mig clams, grilled liempo, chicken adobo sa gata, grilled squid, grilled tilapia, grilled talong, okra, grilled pineapple and bagoong rice. Serving: Good for 3-4 persons 715.00 Good for 5-6 persons 995.00

Mt. Apo
mbao sa buco, steamed crabs, grilled liempo, inihaw na manok sa gata, grilled squid, steamed shrimps, fried tilapia, law-uy, knilaw na tanigue, balbakwa, ensalatang lato with crispy dilis and salted fish rice. Good for 5-6 persons. – 1,650.00

Davao Gulf
Chicken wings inasal, pork bbq, grilled baby squid, steamed shrimps, grilled tuna laman, grilled imbao, shrimp and pomelo salad, lato salad, kinilaw na langka sa gata, grilled talong, salted egg, grilled tomatoes, kalkag rice, bagoong rice and crispy dulong rice. Good for 5-6 persons. – 1,450.00

Chang’s China Chow
Yang chow fried rice, whole fried chicken with kropek, shrimp and mushroom sisig, salt and pepper ribs, lumpiang shanghai, crab and corn soup, pancit canton. Good for 5-6 persons. – 1,395.00

Pinapaitan, insarabasab, igado, pakbet de Vigan, poque-poque, bagnet, dinakdakan, grilled bangus, Vigan longganisa rice. Good for 5-6 persons. 1,250.00

Pork tocino, steamed shrimps, salted-egg with tomatoes, kare-kareng gulay with crispy lechon kawali, crispy fried hito with buko and mustasa, sisig Kapampangan, ensalatang mangga, plain rice. Good for 5-6 persons. – 1,250.00

During the grand opening my blogger friends and I were presented with the Tali Beach, Davao Gulf and Palawan Shores boodle feasts. It's been a long time since I have used my bare hands for eating and I am quite proud to say that I have not lost the art. The experience also brought back a lot of childhood memories.   It's a pity that during the grand opening it was drizzling and a little humid so that eating outside was attracting some very unwanted flying visitors. 

Although the restaurant's name was inspired by the famous pirate, Blackbeard, who traveled all over the Atlantic, the Indian and the Pacific Ocean, landing in the Galapagos Islands, the Gold Coast, Africa, Europe and finally Asia, the eating concept is very Filipino and something that encourages the values of bonding and sharing between the partakers of food.  And so, to people looking for a something different, come to Blackbeard's Seafood Island, known for the freshest seafood, barbeque favorites and the ultimate in island cooking. 

Note: All photos shown above are courtesy of Blackbeard's Seafood Island


  1. Although we've passed through Seafood Island several times before, I have never seen their food or heard reviews of the restaurant. Seeing them now and having a hint that they taste delicious, I am more excited to try them myself. :)

  2. wow..boodle fight na.... nothing beat's sea food


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