According to Urban Dictionary, 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 ready to eat using your bare hands, jugs of water are prepared on the side to wash hands before the "eating combat".
My boodle fight experience was close enough to military boodle fight because we were hungry at the time, we ate fast and the food was gone in a flash. We used aluminium foil instead of banana leaves and satisfied our tummy with grilled fish and left over adobo as we ate by hands. It is just right to eat fast or be alone in an empty table and empty stomach. :)