June 30, 2012 — I was lucky to get invited to SumoSam’s first branch opening in Subic, located at the 2nd Level of Harbor Point Ayala Mall, Rizal Highway, Subic Bay Freeport Zone bringing the best in contemporary Japanese cuisine with the concept of unparalleled value for money, taste and style to Metro Olongapo.
True to its commitment to bring the most exciting East-meets-West Japanese food to Filipinos, SumoSam offers its unique dining experience to the City of Olongapo and the highly progressive town of Subic. The food rises to the expectations of a diverse, international community by marrying traditional to modern Western cooking. Conveniently located at Harbor Point Ayala Mall, its elegant and welcoming youthful interiors is the perfect setting to enjoy an impeccable collection of sushi, sashimi and tempura after a day of shopping; or a comforting bowl of slow-cooked Ramen and scrumptious rice bowls for travelers.
I swear I wanted to go back for more but I also had to watch my diet!
Celebrity chef Marvin Agustin opened the festivities by a ceremonial slicing of sushi, a tradition for every Sumosam store opening.
Vice President and Director for Business Development, Raymund Magdaluyo and franchise partners Dondon and Marilyn Adao and the first lady of Olongapo Madame Anne Gordon joined Marvin as they welcome guests to try out the festive selection of steaks, seafood and sushi to enthusiastic guests.
Placing an order for Japanese food may be a little intimidating, but by having photographs of each dish in the menu immediately makes the process an adventure on its own. One can choose from a delectable set of salads and starters such as the Kani Pomelo Salad, Spicy Tuna Salad, Steamed or Fried Gyoza and Tofu Steak, as well as a variation of kamameshi bowls and noodles such as Seafood and Sausage Yakisoba. Main courses like Beef Teppan, Chicken Teriyaki, Bacon Asparagus and more mouth-watering meat items, and seafood of the highest quality namely Salmon Wasabi Cream, Local Marlin or Malasugui and Seafood Teppan Platter. Finally completing the list are the Amazing Kani Roll, Las Vegas Roll and Philadelphia Roll—which will certainly leave diners appeased and satiated.
Certainly I am going to have a taste of all the above listed sooner! SumoSam was so kind to give gift certificates and an order of California Maki. I’m tagging my brother along with me so watch out for more SumoSam experience.
Not only that, former Southborder member Luke Mijares made the night more entertaining and superb serenading us with his selected hit songs. Of course, I had to have a photo opp with him.
I even got luckier to have another photo opp with celebrity Chef Marvin Agustin.
To top it all, I had a great time witnessing SumoSam’s grand opening and getting the taste of their festive selection. I must agree that nothing is more befitting than having SumoSam impress your guests and prospective business partners.
Sumosam Harbor Point Ayala Mall offers catering services and functions, open on Sundays to Thursdays at 10am to 9pm; Fridays to Saturdays at 10am to 10pm. For inquiries, call SumoSam Subic at 251-1014 or visit them at 2nd Level, Harbor Point Ayala Mall, Subic Freeport Zone. Visit their facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ilovesumosam or Twitter @ilovesumosam for more updates and events.