Uma Nota

Exquisite Taste - - Up Close & Personal -

Aquirky Brazil­ian-style boteco, Uma Nota casts a unique and de­li­cious culi­nary shadow over Hong Kong’s Cen­tral dis­trict. Found on the corner of Hol­ly­wood Road and Peel Street, it’s the city’s first and only Brazil­ian-Ja­panese street food fu­sion restau­rant.

The con­tem­po­rary equiv­a­lent to the 19th cen­tury Bo­hemian cafés, bote­cos are fa­mous through­out São Paulo as ca­sual venues where the city’s artists, thinkers and trendy hip­sters meet and talk over good food and drinks.

The ex­te­rior and in­te­rior design of Uma Nota pays homage to the boteco con­cept; it’s a fun place, un­pre­ten­tious, com­fort­able and ex­tremely welcoming. As you ar­rive you’ll pass the fab­u­lous fresco. A Brazil­ian wo­man, laugh­ing, adorned with a flow­ery head­dress, a colour­ful rep­re­sen­ta­tion of ex­actly what the restau­rant is all about.

The menu builds upon the long his­tory of Ja­panese mi­grants in São Paulo and sees Ja­panese prepa­ra­tion, sauces and cook­ing tech­niques meet with tra­di­tional Brazil­ian in­gre­di­ents. No mat­ter if you like it raw, tapas-style or skew­ered, the menu of­fers Brazil­ian dishes crafted to fully re­flect São Paulo's sub­tle and not-so-sub­tle Ja­pane­sein­spired flavours. Check out the pasteís de es­pinafre e queijo, Brazil­ian-style fried won­tons with spinach, mushroom and ri­cotta cheese or for meat lovers, the costela de porco; suc­cu­lent slow­cooked ribs in zesty chili mari­nade served up with baby potato salad.

The restau­rant’s sig­na­ture dishes in­clude a tangy red snap­per, prawn and cala­mari ce­viche served with aji amar­illo chilli and co­rian­der paste, plus the fa­mous and mouth­wa­ter­ing cox­inha, a deep-fried Brazil­ian dumpling with chicken and okra and served with a creamy home­made chili sauce.



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