Though I had had breakfast at Boma during my Oct. 2014 trip, it had been more years than I can remember since I had had dinner there. So I was very excited to give dinner a try, especially after seeing the food on the buffet during the Culinary Tour and getting to sample a few things.
And speaking of that buffet line, let’s get started shall we??
Senagalase Yassa-Style Fish with Yassa-style-Western African Tandoori Mustard Sauce
Fufu – Western and Central African Sweet and White Potato Mash
Mashed Potatoes (Kapokaartappels)
Chakalaka – South African Spicy Tomato Stew
Pap – Creamy White Cornmeal
From the Carving Station…
Mace and Cardamom-roasted Pork Shoulder
African Carved Strip Loin (Gekerf Strook Lende)
Along with these four sauces…
Durban-style Roasted Chicken
Bobotie – South African Dish with Ground Beef, Lamb, Mushrooms, and Egg
Mealie Dogs (Verskillende Soorde Vrugte)
Marinara and Meatballs (Marinara en Fikkadelle)
Macaroni & Cheese (Cheddar and Mozzarella)
Peas, Corn & Carrots
Spinach and Paneer Cheese Samosas
Served with Mango Chutney…
Mango Chutney – Sauce of Indian origin that contains fruit, vinegar, sugar, and spices
Asparagus with Paprika Olive Oil
Zulu Cabbage – A Zulu Chef came up with this Curried Spice Recipe in Kwa-Zulu Natel
Cous Cous with Spinach (Cous Cous met Spinasie)
Geel Rys – Tumeric and Cinnamon-spiced Basmati Rice with Golden Raisins from South Africa
Plain Basmati Rice
The Soups & Stews…
Ghanaian Oxtail Stew – Western African-inspired Tomato-based Stew with Tamarind
Harira – Northwest African Vegetable Lentil Soup
Butternut Squash Soup (Botterskorsie Muurbal Sop)
Sambal Chicken Corn Chowder – Sambal Cream-based Chicken Corn Chowder
Curried Coconut Seafood Stew – Kerrie Klapper Seekos Bredie
With Dressings and Toppings…
Pasta Salad – Tri-colored Pasta in a Curried Mayonnaise
Fruit Salad with Pineapple, Cantaloupe, Grapes, and Honeydew Melon
Grapes and Yogurt
Strawberries and Cottage Cheese
And the Bread Selections…
Mini Corn Bread Muffins, Lavosh and French Rolls (also Pita Bread not shown in photo)
Along with two kinds of Hummus…
I’m sure there were a few things I missed getting photos of, but these should give you a good idea of what the Boma buffet is about.
So what did I choose?
And another look…
Plate #1 (starting at the 12:00 position and moving clockwise) – Senagalase Yassa-Style Fish, Bobotie, Spinach and Paneer Cheese Samosa with Mango Chutney, Mace and Cardamom-roasted Pork Shoulder, Beef Strip Loin, Mashed Potatoes, and Fufu.
Everything on my first plate was good. The fish turned out to be salmon (or very salmon-like) and was quite good. My favorites though were the beef strip loin and mashed potatoes. Therefore when I went back to the buffet line for a second plate, I again got both of my favorites…
Plate #2 also included a mini cornbread muffin and some pita bread and hummus. But the star of my second trip was the Butternut Squash Soup…
This was sweet (but not too sweet), creamy and so delicious!
When I had to reschedule my Fireworks Dessert Party reservation due to inclement weather (plus illness), my only open evening was this night. So with that in mind, I decided that I should skip the desserts here.
However I did take photos of their dessert offerings, starting with their signature dessert…
Zebra Domes (Coffee-Kahlua flavored)
Kenyan Coffee Tarts
Lemon Rose and Blueberry Meringue
Oreo Cheesecake Tarts
Mini Chocolate & Vanilla Cupcakes
Mini Brownie Bites
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sugar Cookies topped with candy sprinkles
Cape Dutch Malva Pudding
Ghanaian Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding
So that just leaves the ratings and rankings. Though Yelp reviewers only gave Boma 4 stars, it was given 4 1/2 stars by the reviewers on Trip Advisor and I would agree with them. As for the ranking, Boma ranks #131 of the 3,000 Orlando area restaurants reviewed on Trip Advisor. If you narrow this to only the Disney World area restaurants then Boma ranks #37.