Sumo Sam in Trinoma Shopping Mall
Budget : ~Php300-400 per person
Duration : ~1-2 hours
Bummers : none
Nomnom Rating : 5/5
Sumo Sam is a Japanese-American fusion restaurant which is a brainchild of popular actor and chef, Marvin Agustin. Sumo Sam is found in a hidden food haven at the 4th floor of Trinoma Shopping Mall, right beside Cyma Greek Taverna. Since me and my friends are not familiar with the ins and outs of Trinoma, we had a slight difficulty finding it. It’s location is not easy to spot especially since it is unexpectedly covered with small trees. Yeah, trees inside the mall. But finding it was worth it.
Anyway, another branch of Sumo Sam can be found at the 6th level of Shagri-la Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong.
We were really amused how nice and very approachable all the service crews of Sumo Sam are. From the moment we set foot inside the restaurant, we were really taken care of. The receptionist led us to our seats and introduced us immediately to our waiter. The waiter handed us with a giant book (menu) and gave us some time to decide what to order. When we were ready, the waiter was immediately at our side to take our orders. It was amazing how the waiter took our orders without writing them. Once we were done ordering, he repeated all of them from his memory. Smooth!
For starters, we ordered Sumo Sam’s Pride (Php278) and Tofu Spoons (Php168). Sumo Sam’s Pride is a salad of greens topped with grilled prawns, mango balls, tomatoes, and caramelized walnuts.
The Tofu Spoons were quite intriguing. This is probably the first restaurant where I saw this dish. It is soft tofu (like taho) topped with shredded meat and light soy sauce.
We also tried the California Roll (Php218). It was typical except for the crab meat topping which was really tasty.
Then, we got the Unagidon (Php328) and Seafood Yakisoba (Php258) for the main course. I love soft and tasty fish, and Sumo Sam’s Unagidon did not fail to give me the satisfaction. Their Unagidon is cooked perfectly and topped with slices of scrambled egg. Additionally, their Seafood Yakiudon is also a-ok.
I still have one voucher left for Sumo Sam, so who’s with me?
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