Duration: 1-2 hours
Budget: Php495 pax on weekday lunch, Php595 pax on weekend and weekday dinner
Bummers: having a small tummy to fill in with lots’a food
Fill up an empty stomach at Sambo Kojin..
Just recently, I had a taste of this new eat-all-you-can place in Eastwood City, Sambo Kojin. My friend recommended that we try it out because she said the food is really good. So, one Saturday, I tagged my friend and my brother along to fill our bellies with all the grilled food, Japanese and Korean dishes that we can eat.
Sambo Kojin lets you cook your own food using its smokeless, tabletop grill. This is quite an experience and you might want to do this yourself so that you’ll have time to digest the food that you munch on. Grilling meat and seafood served as my break from the overwhelming amount of food in this resto. There are a lot of food choices, I didn’t have the chance to get to know all of them. Yet, in essence, everything they have was A-OK!
This is was we ate for the first round.
If you plan to pig out at Sambo Kojin, I recommend that you eat more of the thin slices of meat, squid and shrimp, and stay away from the lean cuts of fish. You will feel full instantly and you won’t be able to try other food options if you eat a lot of the grilled lean fish cuts. I also recommend not to eat rice although you cannot avoid that if you want to try their maki and sushi selections.
However, if you really are a rice person and you won’t feel satisfied without it in your meal, you can ask for kamameshi – their japanese steamed rice in a bowl. But I think it would be better if you just stay with the makis and the sushis.
Of course, no meal is complete without dessert. All the desserts that I have tried in Sambo Kojin taste good. I had a piece of chocolate cake that I poured over with melted chocolate. Yes, I know it’s redundant but it was perfect. I also had 2 scoops of ice cream – vanilla and chocolate. I also poured chocolate syrup over my ice cream from the fondue. A fondue is melted chocolate (some use cheese) and placed in a large bowl for dipping.
My visit at Sambo Kojin is way better than my experience in Bonoyaki where the food and dessert were average. If you are torn between the two, I guess you would know which one to choose.
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