“Brazilian cuisine is not limited to big pieces of meat,” said Alexis Offe, Founder of Uma Nota. “It can also be refined and delicate.” The restaurant aims to disprove some of the preconceptions about Brazilian cuisine with its Japanese-influenced street food. This may seem an incongruous mix, but in fact Brazil is host to the largest Japanese population outside Japan, and this has influenced the country’s food.
Inspired by snack bars in Brazil, the interior of Uma Nota merges design elements of both countries to create a simple space with eye-catching colours and wooden furniture. The same balance extends to the menu, which features Brazilian street food with a twist of Japanese tastes.
“Japanese cuisine is famous for its fine flavours and quality ingredients, while in Brazil, spices and sauces are commonly used to elevate the dishes,” Offe explained.
Offe established the restaurant along with his sister Laura in 2017. Born in France, he has lived in Hong Kong for almost 20 years, and said he remains amazed at the city’s flexibility and eagerness to try new things.
38 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong