Boma Dinner

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)

 

Penne Pasta 

 

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

 

 

Garden Salad

 

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

 

Peel-n-Eat Shrimp

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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