Lively Brazilian Japanese street food restaurant Uma Nota is the perfect place to chill out this summer and enjoy the fresh flavours of its updated menu. Head to this Peel Street favourite to tuck into Chef Gustavo’s new creations in a balanced menu made up of light and bright raw dishes, authentic smaller plates, a selection of skewers, bigger sharing portions and satisfying desserts.
There are two new ceviche dishes on the menu, including the Ceviche Nikkei which brings Asian inspired flavours into its mix of fish, octopus and avocado with a punchy base of rice vinegar, mirin, soy sauce, dashi and a squeeze of lime. We tried this one on a recent visit and it was a hit with us.
New small dishes include Croqueta de Linguica, delicious pork sausage croquettes served with a wasabi and cucumber majoy and polvo teriyaki.
The skewers are always popular at Uma Nota and include faves such as octopus, beef and portobello mushroom. Tuna Skewers are a welcome new addition to the menu. These pretty pink skewers are marinated in aji Amarillo and chipotle sauce, served with sweet pickled red onion. Not only do they look fab but they have are packed with flavour too.
New mains include the Robalo Assado em Folha de Bananeira, a hearty main consisting of an entire sea bass fillet, roasted inside a banana leaf along with fried banana, complimented by cassava farofa and a fresh salad of red onion, tomato, coriander and parsley. Also on the SIZE MATTERS menu is Lombinho de Porco,a succulent pork tenderloin confit on a creamy bed of saikyo miso mashed potato, topped with pickled fennel and crispy palmito.
We personally recommend saving some room for dessert. Two new desserts are on the menu, the Black Sesame Mousse and the Brazillian Cheesecake. We tried the chesecake with a twist of fresh orange, ginger syrup and Brazil nut crumble and it was delicious!
Uma Nota, 38 Peel Street, Central, 2889 7576