Dinner Buffet at "Boma - Flavors of Africa" (Orlando, FL)

As already mentioned in my last two posts, I had the pleasure to visit my friends in Florida a few months back. We spent a weekend in Orlando before we went up the coast and back to Tallahassee. Next to Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar and Trader Sam's Grog Grotto, there was one more food highlight in Orlando - The Dinner Buffet at "Boma - Flavors of Africa", a Disney restaurant at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Last year, we went here for the Breakfast Buffet. It was just so delicious and exotic that I wanted to try it out again :) The atmosphere is really nice as well.

I cannot say whether I liked the Breakfast or Dinner Buffet more, both were really great and offered different highlights. While breaksfast is always great, I really enjoyed the Soup and Dessert station at the Dinner Buffet... Also, the Jungle Juice was again a great favorite of mine :)

Here, a list with the stations. While I believe, it is pretty comprehensive, it still may not be complete. I also added a few pictures, but as during breakfast, the light was pretty dim and there were a lot of people... =)

Appetizer Station

  • Spinach & Paneer Sambosas
  • Asparagus with Paprika Olive Oil
  • Zulu Cabbage
  • Cous Cous with Spinach
  • Geel Rys - South African tumeric and cinnamon spiced basmati rice with golden raisins
  • Selection of breat and crackers with White Bean Hummus and Kalamata Olive Hummus

Soups (my favorites!) & Salads

  • Harira - Northwest African vegetable lentil soup
  • Ghanaian Oxtail Stew - Western African inspired tomato based stew with tamarind
  • Curried Coconut Seafood Stew
  • Seafood Gumbo
  • Buternut Squash Soup
  • Sambal Chicken Corn Chowder
  • Avocado, Papaya, and Grapefruit Salad
  • Pasta Salad
  • Watermelon Rind Salad
  • Kool Slaw
  • Spinach Quinoa Salad

Main Entrees & Sides

  • Chakalaka - South African spicy tomato stew
  • Nut-crusted Salmon
  • Fufu - Western and Central African sweet and white potato mash
  • Beef and Lamb Bobotie - African style egg bake
  • Cariving station with Chicken and African Carved Strip Loin with some sauces (Boma Mustard,  Sambal, Horseradish)
  • Pap - creamy white cornmeal
  • Some American Dishes for the Kids (mashed potatoes, corn dogs, mac & cheese, pasta & tomato sauce, corn & peas)

Desserts - my second favorites!

  • Kenyan coffee tarts
  • Oreo cheesecake tarts
  • Zebra domes
  • Guava panna cotta 
  • Cape dutch malva pudding
  • Apple cobbler
  • Assorted cookies and mini cupcakes

My Highlights:

  • The Soup selection in general! Especially the Harira Soup and the Ghanaian Oxtail Stew.
  • The Dessert section! Especially the Kenian Coffee Tarts and the Oreo Cheesecake Tarts. My friend M. really enjoyed the Guava Panna Cotta. For most people, the Zebra Domes are also a big highlight.
  • Other favorites: The Spinach & Paneer Sambosas, the Chakalata with Fufu

Appetizer - White Bean and Kalamata Olive Hummus
Appetizer - Sambosas, Asparagus, Zulu Cabage, Cous Cous
Harira Lentil Soup
Ghanaian Oxtail Soup
Bobotie and Chicken
Carving Station with Strip Loin and African Sauces
Nut crusted Salmon, Fufu, Pap, Chakalaka...
Zebra Domes, Kenian Coffee Tarts, Oreo Cheesecake Tarts (in the background)

Zebra Dome, Guava Panna Cotta, Cape Dutch Malva Pudding, Oreo Cheesecake Tart, Kenian Coffee Tart

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