やさしい英語会話 (286) A Fun Way to Eat in the Philippines

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食欲の秋にちなみ、今回は食に関する話題をお届けします。

今回ご紹介するのは、語学留学やリゾートで注目されている国フィリピンの食文化「ブードル・ファイト」(A Boodle Fight)。テーブルの上に並んだご馳走を手づかみで競うように食べていく様子は、まさにファイトそのもの!

(初級〜中級)

*** It's a Good Expression ***
(今回の重要表現)

(a) dorm


So far so good.
今のところは順調。

as it turns out
結果的に〜だとわかった

Go on.
続けて。

"a boodle fight"
ブードル・ファイト(フィリピンの軍隊式の食事法で、バナナの葉の上に並べられた食事を手づかみで食べる)

(to) be laid
横たえられる

(to) chow down food
食べる

(to) devour food
むさぼり食う

Duh.
Of course. ※スラング。使用に注意。

(to) find out
発見する

utensils
台所用品

literally
文字通り

(to) be wiped out
食べきる、使い切る

(a) dormer
寮生

(to) be stuffed
お腹いっぱいになる

apparently
状況から見て

Kinda weird, but practical!
変わっているかもしれないけど実用的
※Kinda = kind of

belly
おなか

(to) be caught up in
巻き込まれる

bits
一口

*** Script ***

A Fun Way to Eat in the Philippines
Situation: Alex does Skype with Mami, who's in the Philippines

M: Hey, Mami! It's been a while. How are ya? How's the Philippines?

W: Hey, Alex. Nice to hear from you! I'm trying to get used to the dorm life here, but so far so good! The food is great, too. I just learned how to eat with my hands!

M: You eat with your hands? What? Why?

W: Well, they said it makes the food taste better.

M: Really?

W: Yeah! At first I didn't believe it either, but, as it turns out, it's actually true!

M: Well, that's a funny way to start your story, but go on. How's life there?

W: Last week, we had "a boodle fight." There was rice, meat, fish, and vegetables laid on giant banana leaves over a long table. Everybody gathered around the table to basically chow down and devour everything in sight!

M: Really?! Wow. Just to confirm, you DID wash your hands before doing that, yes?

W: Well, of course, duh--. They taught me well. Oh, and you know what else I found out? There were no utensils, nor were there any plates to wash after that. Literally, all the food was wiped out, and we dormers were stuffed. Eating with hands is apparently very practical. Kinda weird, but practical!

M: If I were there, I would've used my hands to stuff my food containers, too, not just my belly. Ha ha. Perfect for breakfast the next morning. Now THAT'S practical!

W: That IS actually a good idea, if you aren't too caught up in the people beside you getting all the good bits first.

M: So THAT'S why it's a fight! Why do we always end up fighting for the things we love? Ha ha.

W: Oh dear, you'll have your boodle too, someday. For now, you better save enough to come visit me!

(Written by Bea Jianne Roque)

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