(Hong Kong, 12 June 2019) — It’s no secret that a good barbecue brings everyone together. At SoHo’s lively Brazilian-Japanese restaurant Uma Nota, this is happening every Tuesday from 6pm onwards with an all-new meaty Churrasco Platter to share with amigos.
For an easy HK$295 per person, guests and gauchos can feast on a truly big Brazilian barbecue dish topped with flame-licked beef steak, roasted chipotle chicken and smoky pork ribs, along with all the sides and sauces one can imagine, for a fun meat-fuelled evening.
The key to most Brazilian meals is sharing and a typical dinner of grilled meat - or ‘churrasco’ - brings together friends, family and neighbours to sit in a relaxed but energetic environment and catch up over good food.
The launch of Churrasco Tuesdays offers an inclusive dining experience which ensures that there is a cut for every carnivore. The barbecue platter is served on a grill plate for two and is generously stacked with various meats.
US Black Angus Sirloin is grilled over hot charcoal to a rosy medium rare to give guests the optimum tenderness of the steak, or cooked to the succulent sweet spot that guests prefer. It’s sliced and sprinkled with a traditional Brazilian accompaniment of toasted corn farofa - a toasted corn flour mix - that further accentuates the taste of the meat.
There are also rustic cuts of chipotle chicken thigh that are bursting with flavour, sweetened by a honey marinade and spiced from a smoke-dried seasoning of chipotle chilli, the chicken is oven-roasted to perfection and finished on the hot grill for ultimate crispy chicken skin.
Tantalising wafts of smoky pork ribs will compel guests to get stuck into some finger-licking action. Rubbed in a paprika, dried chilli, cumin and garlic spice blend, an added zing of fresh orange juice sweetens the meat before it is cooked slow and low in the oven for five hours. The result of which is juicy and fall-off-the-bone tender meat that is best washed down with an ice-cold beer or one of Uma Nota’s signature caipirinha cocktails or two.
Not forgetting to balance the meal with freshness, the platter is also layered with roasted pumpkin, sweetcorn, broccoli and shallots dressed in a tangy chimichurri sauce and caramelised pineapple.
Other sides, which will change seasonally, are brought to the table and include roasted vegetables; long red chili, tomato, garlic and onion.
In addition is a fluffy baked potato spread with a Brazilian cream cheese called requeijão, a salad of crisp lettuce, tomato, parmesan and potato crisps in a rich honey mustard dressing to complete the barbecue.
Where smoke makes the barbecue, sauce finishes it - intensifying the flavour of the smoky meat. Guests can keep dipping into the crisp topping of farofa for a crunchy bite, or sample the barbecue with traditional Brazilian vinaigrette, which consists of tomato, white onion, parsley and vinegar. Harping at the Japanese influence in their cuisine, Uma Nota also offers a citrus and soy-based Ponzu sauce that pairs perfectly with all the meats.
Brazilians have long harnessed the power of smoke and flame. In fact, churrasco dates back to gauchos of the 15th Century - the South American cowboys who worked and roamed southern Brazil, cultivating the lands and its livestock. Thanks to the nature of their work, meat was the one ingredient that was always in abundance. Soon enough, they discovered a new style of cooking in which they roasted meat on an open fire - and Brazilian barbecue was born.
So in honour of this history and to celebrate the authentic bustle and buzz of a Brazilian churrascaria, Uma Nota invites guests every Tuesday from June to get together and get their meat on at this Peel Street vibey hot-spot.
*Menu available for minimum of two
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About Uma Nota
Uma Nota is a modern boteco, which in Brazil is traditionally known as a meeting place for those looking for a refreshing drink and good street food in a fun, easy-going setting.
Nestled at the corner of Hollywood Road and Peel Street, the Brazilian Japanese restaurant & bar brings São Paulo’s Nipo-Brasileiro street food and cocktails to Soho.
Offering a unique twist to a long heritage of Japanese migration to Brazil, the restaurant has adapted a menu to include local ingredients featuring dishes that combine Japanese cooking techniques with fresh, authentic and unique São Paulo flavours.
Uma Nota is unpretentious, open-minded, and lively. This is reflected in its design, its food, its drinks and its vibe; playing music that is a mix of both old school and modern Brazilian, Latin and International beats.
About Meraki Hospitality Group
Meraki Hospitality Group is a Hong Kong-based company, founded in 2018 by brother and sister duo Alexis & Laura Offe. Having grown up in Hong Kong where street food culture is cherished and widely celebrated, they are passionate about exploring rich culinary traditions that are representative of everyday life across generations, and intent on bringing them to life in a modern yet approachable way for today’s diners.
Hong Kong’s first Brazilian-Japanese street food restaurant Uma Nota opened in 2017, a nod to the botecos of Brazil and long history of Japanese migration to Sao Paulo. In 2018, following the success of Uma Nota Hong Kong, Meraki Hospitality Group opened Uma Nota Paris introducing Nipo-Brasileiro cuisine to the Parisian dining scene. Swiftly followed by BEDU, a cosy Middle East restaurant and bar that showcases the region’s diverse street food culture, local and seasonal produce in a modern twist, unique to Central Hong Kong.
The concepts are unpretentious, open-minded, and lively, qualities which are reflected in their design, the food and drinks. Meraki is about uniting groups of like-minded people through a community of locals, travellers and the team. With each new idea, Alexis and Laura seek a connection to the soul of the cuisine, reinterpreted through the lens of a creative edge and a love of food and culinary traditions.
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