Sit back and relax as you enjoy appetizing food and a festive atmosphere at Boma – Flavors of Africa located at Disney’s Kingdom Lodge. The restaurant features an all you can eat buffet, which includes a vast array of meats, unique soups and salads, hummus, plenty of sides and decadent desserts.
As you take your seat at the large table the server welcomes you in Swahili, which is ‘Jambo!” Since this is a buffet style restaurant the server takes drink orders and lets you know what foods he/she recommends. After filling everyone in about what to prepare for, you are on your own for the rest of the evening…with an occasional check up from your server. Disney always provides premier guest service.
When I visited I tried everything Boma had to offer. Some of the delicacies I will praise. Other items on the buffet I will not. I am a soup fanatic, so I had to try the four soups of the day first.
The four soups that I tried were the Coconut Chicken Curry, Lentils and Sausage, Carrot Ginger and Harira. My favorite by far was the Carrot Ginger. It tasted like a gingerbread cookie in a pudding form. I know this probably doesn’t sound amazing, but trust that it is. The server even said it was his favorite item. The Coconut Chicken Curry was a bit spicy for my taste, and the Lentils and Sausage had a bit of a kick as well. The Harira is a classic Moroccan soup that contains lentils and chickpeas. This was my least favorite, and had a dull flavor.
Once I finished sampling the soups, I moved on to the best part — the meats and potatoes. The pork shoulder was very tender and delicious. However, what I enjoyed most was the whole roasted salmon. It had a strong salmon flavor and was accompanied by yellow rice. The Spice Crusted Beef Striploin and Slow Roasted Pork Ribs were delicious as well. My least favorite meat dish had to be the Bobotie. Bobotie is a classic South African dish consisting of fresh meats and seasoned fruits. It was pretty dry and had a strange texture similar to corn bread.
After sampling the main dishes, I also tried the Fufu, which is like mashed potatoes, but has a texture that is similar to grits. I also tried a variety of salads including Tunisian Cous Cous Salad, Watermelon Rind Salad and Pasta Salad. I am not a fan of hummus, so I will leave that up to everyone else to try. I do know that there were quite a few different hummus options.
After stuffing my face full of food, it was time for dessert. I tried almost every dessert on the buffet. The zebra domes were my favorite. These included alcohol and were very sweet. The bread pudding was also very good as well as the Kenyan Coffee Tarts, which tasted like a mouthful of Starbucks.
This restaurant boasts a ton of authentic African flavors and is one of the many Disney restaurants I enjoy going to. If you’re willing to try something new, I truly recommend this place – just make sure to book a reservation in advance because seating can fill up fast during vacation peak times.
2901 Osceola Pkwy
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830