If you have no idea what I am talking about when I use the word Malassada, then you definitely have not had one. Truly a warm, fresh Malassada is one of life’s little pleasures not to be missed if at all possible. Portuguese immigrants first brought these mouth watering treats to the islands,but are now a Hawaiian treat for most visitors to the islands. Basically a doughnut without a hole, deep-fried, sugar-coated and so ‘ono (delicious). Malassadas are best eaten hot, on the spot at most bakeries that specialize in malassadas, fairs, festivals and sometimes at Farmer’s Markets.
Malassadas can be plain, but are often filled with haupia(coconut),chocolate,passion fruit,kona coffee creams. Probably will blow your diet for at least one day, but the guilty feelings will be so worth it. Problem is , you will probably be hooked and will have a hard time only eating one.
My Favorite Picks:
Leonard’s Bakery – OAHU- 933 Kapahulu Ave, open daily (808) 737-5591
TEX Drive In – Big Island 45-690 Pakalana St , Honokaa (808) 775-0598
For more information on Malassadas or other local food ideas contact Linda Dancer firstname.lastname@example.org Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331 or call direct 931-337-0770
Remember the best way to enjoy your visit to the Hawaiian Islands is to get out and Explore!