I love Japanese food and so, I was looking forward with great anticipation to the grand opening of the first ever SumoSam restaurant in Negros Occidental. This is their 28th store in the country and is located at the The District North Point in Talisay City. "This is clearly another milestone for us", Marvin Agustin, actor turned entrepreneur and chef said, referring to the fast pace of the chain's growth in recent years. SumoSam was started 8 years ago by Marvin together with two friends, Raymund Magdaluyo and Ricky Laudico. According to him there is always something new in their menu every 6 months and that they have roving Chefs from their head office to ensure the consistency and quality of their food in all their stores. All their kitchen have stations manned by “specialists”, such as as the sushi, teppan and the ramen stations. It was also mentioned that they would source locally whatever fresh produce they need, as long as it is available in the province.
The grand opening was very well attended and the buffet table had a delightful spread of...what else but, Japanese food! My personal favorites were Chicken Teriyaki, Spicy Tuna Salad, the delicious Dynamite roll (with salmon but did not have the fishy taste), Crunchy Tuna Roll, and their yummy California Maki.
|entrance and facade|
|Marvin Agustin talking with Negros Bloggers|
|Yummy california maki|
|spicy Dynamite roll|
Here are my other favorites among their bestsellers, photos courtesy of SumoSam.
I still have to bring my Mom and I'm sure she would love it. We're both tofu lovers, so this Tofu dish is a must-try.
Both the Las Vegas Roll and SumoSam's Pride Salad look very inviting, so these two are definitely on my list next time I come around.
|this maki looks like it's to die for ;)|
With it's great food, relaxed atmosphere, friendly service and good value for money, SumoSam is indeed a welcome addition to Metro Bacolod's restaurant scene. As what the brand's values says "SumoSam is a winner!"
The restaurant opens daily and is located near the Corte area, ground level of The District Ayala North Point, Talisay City.