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At this event, it's considered polite to eat with your hands

When will Filipino food have its day? This is the question the chef and owner of Anchovy, Thi Le, asked herself. So, naturally, she roped her friend and chef Trisha Greentree (Brae, Lee Ho Fook, Natural History), who also happens to be Filipina, into cooking with her, and they'll be putting on a traditional boodlefight at Anchovy in place of their usual Sunday menu. 

Boodlefights involve standing shoulder-to-shoulder over tables lined in banana leaves piled with food that you eat with your hands. Expect whole pig cooked over fire pits with traditional sauces, stuffed calamari with squid ink and cured prawn salads with banana blossoms.

Bookings are essential through the restaurant, and dietary restrictions will not be catered for.

By: Jess Ho


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