Mecha Uma: A Good Mess
By combining two Japanese expressions mechakucha (absurd) and umai (delicious or good), the Chef Bruce Ricketts came up not only an interesting name but a new and unique concept for a Japanese cuisine restaurant. Mecha Uma of The Moment Group is a privately-run chef's table with a menu best described as global cuisine with Japanese inflections. Perhaps, it is the first establishment in Manila to offer a true seasonal tasting menu with air-flown specialities from Japan and an extensive use of local organic produce.
Though the à la carte menu will be regularly updated with dishes of the moment, Mecha Uma's big draw is the tasting menu and blackboard specials. Chef Ricketts creates dishes that pay respect to the ingredients, letting it to influence the menu's contents, as well as the process behind each dish's creation.
- Definitely, the best dining spot is at the Chef's Table area where you can witness first hand the creation of the succulent dishes.
- For foie gras fanatics, have the chef make you a fresh tuna with foie gras mousse and roasted pineapple, sandwiched in coconut tuile.
- There is an array as well of indulgent desserts like the Filipino-inspired coconut and tamarind brown butter granita, Mango meringue with black sesame chips, and the Matcha Lava: a combination of matcha green tea, chocolate, ice cream, and puff rice.
For enquiries and reservations, contact Mecha Uma from 1 PM to 5 PM (except on Thursdays). 5th & 6th Avenue, RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Centre, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, +632.801.2770