Born to a Japanese dad and extensively trained in a Japanese restaurant owned by a family friend, Mika is well versed not only in Filipino cuisines but also in Japanese cuisines. During an immersion, she was able to prepare a full Japanese set meal in just about an hour. Although she prefers to bake, her cooking skills are evidently just as refined.
A shy person, Mika is actually a bubbly character in the kitchen once you get to know her. She owns a cookbook from the Culinary Institute of America where her older sister is enrolled in. For Mika, Junior Masterchef Pinoy Edition is a great start to the bright cooking career ahead of her.