Boma is an African themed restaurant located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. They have a breakfast and a dinner buffet with plenty of different dishes made with an African influence (and some Americanized items for boring people).
The inside of this restaurant is really fun and nice and it is supposed to resemble a colourful African market place. My family came here for breakfast, which is actually a pretty good value compared to many other restaurants around the property.
The buffet was large and I didn’t have enough stomach room to try everything, so I am just reviewing my favourite dishes that I would recommend trying.
They have a special juice here that comes with the meal that is made with a mix of passionfruit, orange, and guava juice. This juice is also really popular in Hawaii and is commonly called POG.
The juice was refreshing, tropical, and sweet. The tropical flavours went well with the meal.
I originally just took a small portion of the spinach, tomato, and feta scrambled eggs because I wanted to save more room for the big-ticket items like the meat. However, after my first bite of these eggs I was hooked and I had to go back up and get another big plate of them.
I don’t know exactly why these were so delicious because they were pretty simple. The eggs were very moist, light, and fluffy. The bits of spinach and tomato added extra moisture and substance to the eggs.
There wasn’t large chunks of feta on the eggs, so it must have some how been melted and incorporated into them. They definitely had a rich, cheesy element, and I was recommend trying them even if you aren’t normally a fan of feta because the flavour was not overpowering.
At the breakfast buffet they have a meat carving station that normally has two different types of meat. When we went they had ham and corned beef.
I enjoyed both of these and they were tender and flavourful. Beside the meat they have a few different sauces for them. Make sure you try both the African mustard and the spicy sambal sauce.
They also had good breakfast potatoes here. They are really potatoey with the skins on, which I like and they got nice and crisp. Even though potatoes are just filler I always have to eat a couple.
A traditional South African dish they serve here is bobotie. It is a dish made with minced meat and an egg topping. It is similar to a breakfast casserole. Beef and lamb are traditionally used, but here they put a healthier twist on the dish and made it with turkey meat.
I liked this dish. It was eggy and meaty and it had aromatic hints of curry flavour in it.
The french toast bread pudding with banana foster sauce was definitely the most indulgent item at the buffet. If you have a sweet tooth, you will love this dish.
This is like eating a dessert for breakfast. The french toast bread pudding was dense and had nice cinnamon spices in it.
The banana foster sauce was thick and had a rich caramel flavour. There were big chunks of sliced up banana in the sauce as well.
They also had a good selection of fresh fruit at the buffet. I always enjoy eating fruit in the morning. The pineapple was very ripe, sweet, and delicious.
I’m not a huge buffet fan, but I really like Boma because it has a decided theme and the food is good. They also have stuff that goes beyond typical American breakfast items, which I like. This was the best breakfast meal of our vacation and I think it is a great gem on the Disney property.
Yes, for a great and unique breakfast buffet.