My final meal in Baltimore took us to Sajhoma, a Dominican restaurant on Fleet Street. This is the food culture from which Emely draws her roots so aside from expert knowledge of the dishes, we weren’t reliant on the flawless elegance of my Spanish for conversing with the owners and staff in their mother tongue.
In the informal cantina style, Sajhoma offers a good array of hearty dishes with meat stews to the fore.
From their chafing dish counter, we chose the oxtail, goat and pork which came with bright veggie rice. Emely also ordered a mofongo for us to try along with a side dish of roasted sweet plantain.
Dishes soon arrived looking suitably substantial. The meat was routinely outstanding. It was hard to pick a favourite but the pork was as flavour-packed as I’ve tasted in a long time.
The mofongo arrived looking like a motte and bailey castle. The plantain backbone of the dish was interspersed with chicherito pork. With tonnes of garlic in the mix, it was a really satisfying eat augmented by a deeply meaty sauce. We were left full and happy.
Overall, Sajhoma gave us an excellent insight into traditional Dominican dishes. The meats were just so delicious that it’s a meal that will lodge itself in my memory banks for a good long while. Make sure to visit when next you’re in this part of the world.
Blythe scores Sajhoma
4.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14.5/20
Today’s questers were: Emely, Helen, Blythe
We ate: pork, oxtail, goat with rice; chicherito and plantain tower (mofongo)
Total bill: $58.29
Address: 1708 Fleet Street, Baltimore 21231