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Lenten boodle at Blackbeard Seafood Island goes 50 percent off


Boodle fight at Blackbeard Seafood Island is now becoming a Filipino family tradition. KAREN BONCOCAN

MANILA, Philippines—The dilemma of finding the freshest seafood to whet the appetite of the entire family or barkada is common during Lent, something which Blackbeard’s Seafood Island wants to be the answer to.

Owen Gan, Blackbeard’s Seafood Island group marketing head, told INQUIRER.net that more than wanting to be the first seafood place in the minds of Filipinos, they wanted to “foster Filipino values through bonding.”

He said they were offering discounts during the Lenten season as a solution to the public’s dilemma on finding a place that offered affordable meat-free dishes.

From Ash Wednesday to Black Saturday, Blackbeard’s Seafood Island is slashing 50 percent off the Lenten boodle, a mammoth serving of “bagoong” (fish paste) rice topped with shrimps, squids, clams and other tasty seafood items, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday.

The Lenten Special is completely meat-free, said Gan who mentioned that they were also giving a free Tilapia (St. Peter’s fish) or Hito ( cat fish) dish, grilled, fried or cooked with coconut milk for any order of five to seven persons every day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“The Lenten Special is made up of (seafood) from the other boodle menus but has no meat,” Gan pointed out.

With the boom in restaurants grilling their chicken, pork, and seafood, Gan said that what set them apart from the other establishments was their “concept which capitalizes on boodle feasts.”

Seafood Island greets its customers with a homey ambiance, meant to be shared with family and friends while digging into succulent seafood favorites in a quintessential “Filipino

Owen Gan, Blackbeard’s Seafood Island group marketing head. KAREN BONCOCAN

bonding experience that you won’t get to do anywhere else,” said Gan.

“We really cater to groups and families, see, our tagline is Seafood Bonding Extreme. We offer fresh seafood prepared and served by our very accommodating staff,” he added.

Blackbeard’s Seafood Island promotes boodle-fight type of dining even to foreigners whom Gan said are usually encouraged by their staff to eat using their hands.

“Seafood Island encourages interaction and the kind of Filipino bonding you don’t get to do anywhere else,” Gan said. (advt)

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