SumoSam Davao

Last Tuesday evening I managed to tag-along with friends from Davao media (kuya Awi, Dyan, tatay Rene, Sheila, Derf) for the opening of SumoSam at Abreeza.

SumoSam is a Japanese fusion restaurant created by actor Marvin Agustin along with some partners.  The concept is Japanese dishes done with western flair similar to Teriyaki Boy and Davao's own Tsuru.

This is SumoSam's first branch in Mindanao and the ninth across the country. In Davao he is partnered by Carlo Lorenzana.

I just got crazy with their makis, must try is their Dynamite rolls with their salmon skin toppings.

Putting homage to this southern metropolis is their Davao roll, tuna and salmon along with Malagos Garden cheese, I'll consider this as one of my favorite makis.

There is an array of other choices (donburis, tempuras etc) and another return trip this time as a paying patron is a possibility, will be saving out for this perhaps since the price is quite steep for Davao standards.

During the opening I saw Marvin and his dad, based on what I've read, Marvin's dad was incarcerated in prison for over a decade on drug-related offenses but was freed about five years ago. When Danilo Cuyugan was in prison, his son stepped on the role as the family breadwinner, started working as a waiter and a fastfood mascot until he was discovered by a showbiz scout and eventually became a celebrity and successful entrepreneur. An inspiring real-life rags-to-riches success story.


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