Dismal ratings and a name like Boom Boom meant I just had to visit this restaurant. I mean, who calls a restaurant by the South East Asian term for…um, a wink, wink good time? I can just imagine the marital theatrics I’d encounter if I came home one afternoon to tell my dearest of dears that I had had a little boom boom for lunch. Yeah, she’d probably boom boom my head. Well, all this fuss is about a little, do-it-all Indian restaurant called Boom Boom Express in the Al Samari Residence community centre food court in Ras Al Khor. I was nearby, at the Al Awir Fruit and Vegetable Market early one morning and decided to give their breakfast a try.
The most interesting thing served to you at Boom Boom is a complimentary glass of hot water. Hmm, I liked that.
I ordered my standard Idli-Vada to start but not in ‘dip’ form. And that’s a good thing because, although the Idli and Vada themselves were okay, I felt the Sambar was too placid; I won’t go as far as calling it tasteless, let’s just say it wasn’t one of the better Sambars I’ve had.
The Ghee Roast Masala Dosa which followed, itself was decent, but again I had the same lacklustre Sambar to dip it into.
Whatever ‘kick’ was missing from the Sambar, was made up for with their South Indian filter coffee; not because the coffee was strong, but because of the equal measure of sugar it had mixed in. Talk about a sugar rush…boom boom indeed.
Although service was friendly and fast, and prices super keen, I still can’t picture myself going back.
Waste NOT. Want NOT.