Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Sometime last week, I was invited to the SumoSam’s event where enhanced dishes were launched – the better authentic Japanese and more scrumptious dishes. It has almost been nine years ago when SumoSam first opened its doors to the general public at the 6th Floor of Shangri-la Plaza Mall by its three founders, Marvin Agustin, Raymund Magdaluyo and Ricky Laudico. The concept was to give Manila a taste of Japan without ever having to leave the country, in short, a Japanese food that every Filipino can reach anytime and to satisfy their cravings anytime of the day. A Japanese restaurant with American sized servings, with a wide array of food choices and of course, unwavering energy that instantaneously drew people.
Today, SumoSam is a constant preferred choice especially among families who enjoy variety and quality food. It has grown to be a part of the customers’ great milestones and precious moments. Many years and 27 branches nationwide later, SumoSam has grown to be one of the largest Japanese chain restaurants in the Philippines.
Whileit has earned for itself quite a stellar reputation; SumoSam constantly changes, aiming to meet the ever-changing demands of the customers. As more Filipinos travel to Japan, they are more exposed to the Japanese culture and to authentic Japanese cuisine. Consequently, diners expect better quality and authenticity when they eat Japanese food in the Philippines.
Responding to this change among customers, SumoSam takes great pride in the transformation of its dishes into works of Art. With the assistance of in-house Japanese chefs, all SumoSam chefs have now been trained with the strictest and proper Japanese cooking techniques and tactics to ensure that all menus has its authentic Japanese taste.
With that said, the heart of SumoSan is to give each customer a genuine taste and a feel of Japan itself. From the preparation of the meal – meticulous and intricate – to the manner in which each dish is served. With SumoSam, every dish is a work of Art. Every dish is a taste of Japan.
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Monday, September 8, 2014
Nowadays, people are so busy on their daily routines and seems like 24 hours is not already enough for a day. Most of the time, we are in front of our computer – whether desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphones – to make other stuff works efficiently. I admit I am one of those people that, sometimes, have no time to take a break to look and buy for food; where client meetings are left and right.
The moment that I heard about www.FoodPanda.ph, I know I should try it and see for myself how it connotes the easy peasy online ordering. Albeit, I’m not fond of ordering online using a third party platform because they have an additional charge and it takes longer than the usual whenever someone use it. Thus, I’d rather call the restaurant straight so that I can still save and I can expect that whatever I order, it will arrive on the timeframe provided.
On the other hand, FoodPanda is a great food online platform to deliver your orders straight to your doorstep or office without additional charges and delivery time. More so, it is really time efficient and no more waiting for the other line to respond and verify. All you gonna do is 1.) Enter your Location (City, Street Name or Barangay) 2.) Choose a restaurant 3.) Wait for the food 4.) Pay (you can choose between using your master or visa card or cash on delivery). As for me, I used my credit card for payment so no more hassle, I can just inform them to leave my orders to the receptionist and I’ll just get it there.
To give you more visual representation, please read on.
1. Enter your location. Then click “Find Food Now” button.
2. Choose your restaurant (for the below screenshot, I filtered it to Online Payment and Pizza so it Restaurants that offers those are that one that will show up). Then click the “Go To Menu” button.
Once it is clicked, menu will show up. You just have to click “+” button to add your order. On the right side you’ll see Your Order summary and the estimated time of delivery (it’s real-time, so you already have an idea how much you gonna pay). Once done, click “Order” (I am doing a Preorder thus the screenshot shows “Preorder”) to be redirected to next step which is entering your details and payment.
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3. Enter you details and choose your payment. You have two (2) options – Cash on Delivery or Online Payment. I hope they’ll add Paypal soon. Click "Place Order Now" button.
Wait for the confirmation.
Order confirmation is through text message and email. Yes, they can have it both so whichever accessible to you, you can’t miss it for sure. By the way, here’s my first order using www.foodpanda.ph. Yeah, you can see that the service charge remains at P30. Delivery time is 45 minutes but it was delivered in less than 30 minutes.
So now, being busy is not a reason to forget your lunch and indulge yourself on a great comfort food as they also have a wide array of restaurants as their partner such as TGIF, Wendy’s, California Pizza Kitchen and even my favorite Chooks-To-Go.
Probably, I would recommend this site. It’s easy, fast and time efficient. Well, I already suggest this site to my friends and officemates and they like it, too. One of the reasons they told me is that their orders is now 100% right and they saves time in ordering (well, sometimes they have to repeat their orders more than once to be sure but even doing so when it arrived it is not the correct one and no more calling again for follow-up). By the way, they also have promos. Hooray for that!
P.S. You can also download the FoodPanda app at Google Play & App Store. Furthermore, ordering can be also done thru mobile.
Have a great day! Hmmmmm.… I’m craving for Wendy’s baconator…
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Sunday, September 7, 2014
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Finally, I tried this Pizza 1954 of Shakey’s.
Pizza 1954 is an oblong-shaped pizza; I guess it is 10 inches long and 6-7 inches wide. It has only one size. I believe pizzas long time ago was on that shape because they don’t have yet the perfect circle molding. What about the taste? Nothing special aside from the basil leaves on top it, for that price I can buy way better pizza than Pizza 1954. So, I found it pricey having its size and taste, the crust was ok though.
Still, Shakey’s is one of my good-to-go pizza restaurants and whenever that we have a pizza party in our office.
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