This is also true for the food. Even the restaurants get in on the act. Disney Vacation Club resorts, and all Disney resorts for that matter, offer dining experiences that fit in with the resort’s theme. While traditional fare is also offered, guests are exposed to new and appropriate themed flavors. A great example of this is Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, which treats guests to the flavors of Africa.
Boma, one the table service restaurants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, is a large buffet that includes a wide variety of both traditional and African inspired foods. My favorite part is the daily array of soup selections. Their stand out soup is the Carrot Ginger. With a mix of sweetness and spice, this soup is the perfect way to start your Boma dining experience.
The first time I had it, I was nursing a cold. This soups warmth and creaminess definitely hit the spot. From then on, it is the dish I always look forward to when we dine at Boma. I crave Carrot Ginger soup when I’m not at Walt Disney World, especially in the cooler months. It’s easy to make at home and only requires a minimal amount of ingredients. Plus it has one very surprising ingredient, American cheese!
- Cornstarch Slurry – (1/4 cup cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup cool water)
- 2 cups carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1-1/2 tablespoons ground ginger
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup American cheese, sliced or shredded (optional)