One of my favorite parts of Fells Point is the different styles of food – especially those from Latin America. Sajhoma (pronounced SA-homa) is one of the few Dominican restaurants in the city and doing it all in a fast casual style. The food is displayed kind of cafeteria style in the back. The spot is huge and has a modern style with the wood floors and faux brick wall. The best part, they serve drinks. I was lucky to spend the night with a wonderful group including Andrea, aka, bmore_hugry (follow her, she eats everywhere).
We started with some grilled fish – tilapia, I believe – and roasted veggies. Everything was cooked perfectly; veggies were crisp with a little crunch and the fish was tender, but a little over seasoned with the salt.
While the bloggers were all taking pics of the fish, I was able to try the various styles of mofongo. I was a little confused by this dish, because it isn’t the plantain filled mofongo I was used to from Puerto Rico. Turns out these guys invented it, so maybe they are the ones who have it right. I tried the pork, the chicken and the original versions. The meat is mashed with fried green plantains and then served with fried cheese! Flavor is good, but the dish is a little dry. That is, until you put their fancy red sauce on it; it is elevated to a whole new dish.
My favorite dish of the day was this avocado salad. Huge chunks of avocado, red onion, tomato, cilantro, and a house vinaigrette on top of a bed of romaine. Yum. Light, tasty.
Next was the roasted chicken and rice. I will be ordering this most often. Chicken is nicely seasoned and juicy. You do not have to get an entire roasted chicken. You can order a quarter, half or the entire bird.
My favorite was the little cuban sammich bite. If you like cubans, go here, get this. I am not the biggest fans of cubans, and even I liked this one. Mustard, pickles, crispy bread.
Lastly, they have a desert I love. Tres Leches – glorious. The Three-Milks cake is a moist yellowish cut of cake that is topped with a whipped-cream frosting and served in a bowl of extra creamy milk. I didn’t love the whipped cream top, but the cake. Yum. I wish I had that right now.