Among the few who got to witness the official opening of Sumo Sam Cebu Restaurant at the Ayala Terraces Cebu, we were invited to an afternoon treat of Japamerican or Japanese-American dining with Marvin Augustin. Of course, we also got to meet the owners of Sumo Sam Raymund Magdaluyo and Cebu partners’ Shanna Lopez and Glecy Lopez-Go.Check out the courses we had to sample!
(above) Sumosam’s Pride – Grilled Prawns with Mangoes and Walnuts P259
(above) The classic fave – Fried (or order steamed) Gyoza P138
Chicken Teriyaki P188 (of course there were more earlier haha)
(above) Tempura! (below) Assorted Sushi
Everyone was giddy as well when Marvin Augustin came inside. He is absolutely dreamy!
SumoSam dining is definitely not your conventional Japanese dining. “When people encounter the word ‘fusion’ they tend to get confused of what their dining experience will be. We live the goal of making our customers experience dining by combining different techniques and elements of cooling from different cultures and discipline of international cooking integrating it to Japanese cuisine without sacrificing taste, service and quality of dishes,” says Raymund.
Each Sumo Sam restaurant will come up with different dishes unique to a specific branch. This is what separates one brand from another. In Cebu, Sumosam will be incorporating local ingredients such as danggit and mangoes to their menu. Ever tried their chicken teriyaki pizza with mangoes? Fusion in this Japanese-American style of dining is attractive enough to all diners.
Of course we just had to come back the same week! Hahah.
Beef Tepan P288
Thank you to Mayan Benedicto for the lovely photos (sharp ones – yes!) Thanks also to BigSeed Media and Shanna Lopez for the generous reception of Cebu’s media. SumoSam Cebu is located at the ground floor of The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu; open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, Monday to Sunday. For reservations and inquiries, please call 401-0643. Government taxes and service charge apply.