Malasadas at Super Six

The malasada is a must-eat in Hawaii. The dessert is just as popular on the islands as the doughnut on the mainland, if not more so. I could easily forego the other foods of Hawaii (with the exception of poké), but not malasadas. Their defining characteristics vis-à-vis doughnuts are their relative crispiness and eggier texture, but otherwise... Continue Reading →

Surprises at the Crossroads Food Truck Snackdown

The latest Food Truck Snackdown at the Crossroads Shopping Center happened today, so we were sure to see what was cookin'. Two things were on the radar for this trip. One was a shiksa, a pork stew that was described in ZAGAT. Sandwich-style, Napkin Friends puts everything between two "slices" of latke, which suggests influences from... Continue Reading →

Malasadas at Tex’s Drive-In (Honoka’a, HI)

The word is that Tex’s Drive-In has the best malasadas on the Big Island. We were only a short distance away from where we started on our guided tour down to the Waipio Valley. There’s more here than Portuguese donuts: breakfasts (including Hawaiian-style), burgers, musubi, salads, loco moco, and Hawaiian plates. Our Bavarian cream and... Continue Reading →

Leonard’s (Honolulu)

Among the island’s favorite pastries are Portuguese malasadas. Leonard’s is generally regarded as Oahu’s best, and for good reason. Our visit here last year hooked us. My favorite malasadas are those filled with custard. Why are they so good? First of all, they are served warm out of the oven. Their yeasty shell is slightly crispy on... Continue Reading →

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