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The Coffee Daily’s New Brunch Menu

James Chan

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The Coffee Daily Again

coffee daily brunch

Yes. It’s true. Brunch is now served at The Coffee Daily. We were told that The Mbassadors would be the first to feature their new menu. Many thanks guys! Check out our previous article on The Coffee Daily HERE!!!

Before we dig in, do take note of their brunch hours:

Weekdays – 12pm to 4pm

Weekends – 9.30am to 4pm

They’ll be having a dinner menu real soon so hang on for that!

coffee daily tuna toast

Tuna sashimi, avocado, Japanese cucumber, shallots, poached egg with a side of toast and salad

Tuna Tartare Toast, $13

BANG! For the portion you’re getting, thirteen dollars is a great deal! Just look at the size of this baby. I love the fact that all the ingredients were really fresh. The poached egg sealed the deal for me with respect to this dish. The feeling of satisfaction when the egg yolk bursts when you dip the sourdough toast in its nucleus is unexplainable. You have to try it for yourself to know.

Taste wise, we’ve got nice rich creamy notes from the avocado, egg yolk and tuna paired with the strong, acidic bite of the shallots and dash of lemon. The cucumbers (not just any cucumbers but Japanese ones… fancy) give a nice crunch to the overall mushylicious (of course I made that word up) dish.

coffee daily salmon and guac

Aburi torched smoked salmon with smashed guac & poached egg

Salmon & Guac Toast, $15

Hands down, this is the best dish in The Coffee Daily’s brunch menu. The amount of freshly smashed guac used for this dish is awesome and their generosity pays off tremendously. I initially thought they added cheese to this dish but the slightly sour and creamy texture was from the guac!

When I witnessed the preparation of this dish, I felt that the torching of the smoked salmon was a novelty thing but it gives a bitter after taste to the otherwise salty smoked salmon. Rather than fighting one another for superiority, this dish is a perfect mash up of flavors that serve to complement one another.

Pork Bockwurst, steaky bacon, sautéed mushrooms, mini potato pancakes & scrambled eggs served with toast and salad

The Big Daily, $18

Think Macdonald’s Big Breakfast but on steroids. The highlight of this dish would be the huge Pork Bockwurst sausage that comes along with this dish. I’m really sad that there’s only one of those sausages though.

If you’re watching that waist line, this dish packs a heap loads of calories but it’s so worth it! I think I’ve eaten enough eggs for the day. Time to work out!

coffee daily exterior

Dinner menu coming soon!

 

The Coffee Daily
Address: 75 Brighton Cres
Singapore 559216
Tel: 6284 8894
Hours: Weekdays 12pm – 10:30pm, Weekends 9.30am –10.30pm

 

*The Mbassadors paid for their own meal (ouch!) unless otherwise stated.

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When in Manila, Mecha Uma!

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I still remembered my first time visiting Mecha Uma and savoring the flavorful bite of its tuna tartare. It was so good that I always come back to the restaurant whenever I am in Manila.

Mecha Uma signboard

Global Cuisine with Japanese Influence

Helmed by Chef Bruce Ricketts, Mecha Uma serves modern Japanese-fusion styled tapas with focus on high quality ingredients. The restaurant also serves Chef’s Tasting Menu (Omakase Style). This needs to be booked in advance as there are limited quantities served per day.

My friend and I did a walk in at 6 PM on Tuesday and by some miracle, we got a table. The restaurant was full really quickly!

Small Bites with a Punch

Mecha Uma small tuna bites

Talking about the food, we definitely started with my favorite dish – tuna, foie gras mousse, pineapple and pink peppercorn sandwiched in coconut biscuit (380 PhP). There are only 2 pieces of this per serving so you will have to order more in case there are more than 2 people. Lots of flavors are packed into this dish. The thin coconut biscuit is sweet and this adds another great touch to an interesting bite. Definitely a must order here.

Mecha Uma salty and sour scallop dish

The second dish was scallop, Japanese fruit tomato, quinoa, mecha XO, tomato jus (380 PhP). This dish is salty and sour – it has that similar taste to a ceviche.

Mecha Uma raw salmon mixed with fresh ingredients

Salmon gochuzuke, barley, compressed egg yolk, sake roe, toasted roots and stems, sesame (390 PhP) made up the 3rd dish.

The fresh ingredients were mixed with raw salmon resulting in a dish that was quite surprising. It was nothing like a sashimi you’d expect from a traditional Japanese sushi place.

Mecha Uma lightly grilled octopus with dessing

The fourth dish was grilled octopus, polenta, onion, pickled corn and water cress (420 PhP). A very nice take on the octopus here. Good job Chef!

Main Courses to Share

Mecha Uma beef skewers

We ordered two main courses to share. The first was Wagyu cheek kushiyaki, crunchy vegetable, cardamom and carrot top salsa verde, mustard and raisin puree (420 PhP). This is basically the grilled wagyu cheek skewer. The sauce was slightly sweet and the meat was tender.

Mecha Uma grilled lamb shank

Our second main was apple glazed lamb shanks with ume, Szechuan pepper cream and carrot juice (650 PhP). The Szechuan peppers gave this sweet dish a refreshing spiciness to it.

Unimpressive Cocktails

Mecha Uma cocktails

Mecha Uma names all their cocktails in Japanese and are reinterpretations of the classics. My first order was Genji (Bourbon, Umeshu Yamasaki, X-Mas syrup, orange and Angostura bitter, 440 PhP).

Mecha Uma yojimbo cocktail

The second one was Yojimbo (Capel, Sudachi, Cointreau, chocolate bitter and egg white, 490 PhP). Unfortunately, both were nothing to write home about.

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Mecha Uma fried rice

The food at Mecha Uma is full of flavors. The use of fresh ingredients and creative presentations of the small bites make this place stand out from typical tapas or sushi restaurants. I really like the tuna and the other small dishes. In my view, Mecha Uma is a terrific place to come share some bites with friends after work. The only downside is that its cocktails are not as good as the food. I will definitely come back again just to eat the tuna though.

Mecha Uma
25th street, between 5th & 6th Avenue, RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, Bonifacio South, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines, Phone: +632 801-2770

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