WHERE IN METRO MANILA: Marvin Agustin's brand SumosamBY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO
Thanks to my friend kuya Warlito for this treat since I passed the CPA board exams last May.
SumoSam takes great pride in the transformation of the freshest ingredients into works of Japanese food art. Now, it has flourished into one of the largest Japanese chain Restaurants in the Philippines with close to 30 restaurants nationwide. SumoSam was brought about by its founders’ many travels across the globe and passion towards the art of Japanese cuisine.
Pinoy celebrity Marvin Agustin is now the chief of a growing restaurant empire. With partners Ricky Laudico and Raymund Magdaluyo, Marvin has now opened nearly 50 restaurants nationwide encompassing 11 brands—SumoSam, Kung Fu Kitchen, Tokyo Grill, John & Yoko, Mr. Kurosawa, Johnny Chow, Marciano’s, Komrad, Robotosan, Gambino and his latest, the buffet restaurant Banzai.
Going back to the topic, SumoSam's Tempura is made with only the largest, freshest Tiger prawns. It has a light and lacy coating using the perfectly-mixed batter, kept at an ice-cold temperature.
Some of the recommended dishes are Assorted Sushi (P428), a nigirzhushi of salmon, tuna, ika, kani, tamago, uni, tako, and ebi. Served with wasabi and lemon; and Tonkotsu Ramen (P358), broth cooked slowly for 48 hours. Choice of either Shoyu, Miso or Shio soup base.
Included in the Tempura Menu are Mixed Tempura (P298), Ebi, Kisu, Kani, Dory, Sweet Potato, Eggplant and Okra; Vegetable Kakiage (P288), a variety of thinly sliced vegetables with Ebi and Ika; and Assorted Vegetable Tempura (P178), Shitake, Green Bell Pepper, Sweet Potato, Eggplant, Okra, Onion and Carrots.
A bowl (P529) of U.S. Wagyu Rice or U.S. Wagyu Bacon Rice is good for 3 persons.
At P298-P308, you can have your Hamubagu - Shinjuku (Wafu steak with Japanese gravy), Tsukiji (Wafu with wasabi cream), Marunouchi (Wafu katsu curry), Roppongi (Wafu with mushroom gravy), and Ueno (Wafu curry).
Do you love Anime Burgers (P298)? Try Mazinger Z (Chili and jalapeños) and Daimos California (Kani and onion rings).
An Ala Carte (P399) has Beef Misono, Mixed Tempura, Tonkatsu/Torikatsu, Chicken Teriyaki served with Tofu Miso Soup and Iced Tea. Group Bento (P1,596) is a combination of Mixed Tempura, Torikatsu/Tonkatsu, Beef Misono and Chicken Teriyaki served with 4 Miso Soup, 4 Gohan and 4 Bottomless Iced Tea comes with Yasai Itame and Sashimi.
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Visit their branches at SHANGRI-LA (6th Level, The Ledge), ROCKWELL (2nd Level, Archaeology Wing, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Drive), MARQUEE (Level 2), GATEWAY (Level 1), GREENBELT 3 (3rd Level), MEGAMALL (Lower Ground Floor Bldg. A), NORTH EDSA (Second Floor, The Block, SM City North EDSA), ABREEZA DAVAO (3rd Floor), BACOLOD (Ground Level, The District North Point), BAGUIO (BPO2 Ayala Techno Hub, Camp John Hay), NEWPORT (Ground Floor, Butterfly Garden Newport City Pasay City), CDO (2nd Level, Centrio Mall), BINONDO (3rd Floor Lucky Chinatown), ECOLAND (Ground Floor, SM City Annex, SM Ecoland), IMUS (G/f Promenade, The District Ayala Mall Imus, Cavite), SM MOA (Ground Floor, South Veranda facing Seaside), NUVALI (Space 13 Solenad 2 Nuvali Sta. Rosa Laguna), BINAN (Alfresco Area, Bldg. B, Pavilion Mall), PODIUM (5th Floor), SOUTHMALL (Foodstreet), CEBU (Ground Floor, The Terraces Ayala Center), MAGNOLIA (3rd Floor), GENERAL SANTOS (Ground Floor, Fountain Court SM City General Santos), SUBIC (2nd Level Harbor Point Ayala Mall Rizal Highway, Subic Bay Freeport Zone), FAIRVIEW (Upper Ground Floor, Fairview Terraces)
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