Top 5 favorite must-have Hawaii foods: HAWAII Magazine Facebook poll resultsby: Maureen O'Connell
posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Malasadas are a traditional Portuguese confection—a ball of sweet yeast dough, deep fried gold then coasted with sugar. Many members of our HAWAII Magazine Facebook ohana expressed a fondness for malasadas from Honolulu’s Leonard’s Bakery, but you’ll find the treat statewide. Some like ‘em filled with everything from sweet custard to haupia to lilikoi (passion fruit) creams. Malasadas taste especially good after a swim, snorkeling session or any sort of calorie-burning exercise or athleticism. In December, for the first time in the Honolulu Marathon’s 39-year history, more than 20,000 runners completing the 26.2-mile course were offered fluffy malasadas in addition to a finisher’s T-shirt, puka shells and other souvenirs and refreshments. Good move.
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