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.