Oahu’s Triple D – Did Someone Say Malasadas?

Leonard's Bakery on Kapahulu Avenue

Anyone who read any Hawaiian foodie blogs, forums or talked to locals would have heard of malasadas, especially from Leonard’s Bakery.  Malasadas originated from Portugal and it’s a fried pastry with custard filling dusted with granulated sugar on top.    When you bite into the pastry part, the texture is like a type of flat chinese doughnut – Ox tongue pastry (ngau lay so) mixed with TimBits.

The place and ONLY place we heard anyone recommend getting malasadas from is Leonard’s Bakery.  On our previous visits, Patch and I were able to polish off  at least half a dozen in a sitting.  However, now we can barely finish 2 each in a sitting.  Must be old age…


Leonard's signature pink box.

Cupcakes, doughtnuts, long johns, doughtnut holes and apple fritters are available.

Malasadas are so affordable it's dangerous.

Special custard flavours for each month. Now there's a reason for me to return in November and December. Passionfruit filling!

Malasadas in plain sugar. Cinnamon sugar also available (very very good).

Malasada with pineapple custard filling.

Runaway coconut custard filling.

Never eat this messily in front of immature boys making childish PG-13 comments.

It's not small, takes a couple of giant bites to finish it!

T-shirts, aprons, towels, tanks and sweatshirts are available with this cute logo.

This is a good treat to have when you’re doing a long drive, or serves as a very filling afternoon snack.  As usual, I like the custard filling than the pastry so if they sell just the filling by the buckets, I would be all over that too.

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Posted on March 31, 2011, in Oahu's Triple D and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. That looks really yummy! Too bad you couldn’t have packed some samples home. I would have loved to try that. Is the outer texture basically a thick donut, or is it more bread like?

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