Name: Leonard's Bakery Location:  933 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu Cuisine: Portuguese Doughnuts Website:

Leonard's Bakery

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Name: Leonard's Bakery
Location: 933 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu
Cuisine: Portuguese Doughnuts
Rating: 5/5

Oahu is full of surprises, from their breathtaking views to their delicious foods. The only problem you may encounter is where to eat your next meal because there are too many amazing choices and too little time! Not only does Oahu have great restaurants, they're also known for their delectable desserts.

One famous bakery that has flourished since 1952 is Leonard's Bakery, a family business that specializes in their popular Malasada (introduced in 1953), a Portuguese doughnut without a hole. The bakery has attracted tons of visitors throughout the years and continues to be crowded with customers waiting to get their hands on fresh malasadas.

What makes Leonard's Bakery extra special is that they still operate at the same location they moved to in 1957 with all the original signs at the front.

Malasadas can be ordered with or without filling. If customers choose without filling, they have a choice to coat their malasadas with plain sugar, cinnamon or li-hing. For malasada puffs, customers can choose a custard, dobash (chocolate), haupia (coconut) or macadamia filling.

Malasada puffs with custard, dobash and haupia filling

After placing your order, the malasadas are made hot and fresh which are ready to be eaten right away!

We brought the malasadas back to the hotel to enjoy them on the balcony.

The malasadas were still very warm, making our mouths water before biting in! The pastry was extremely soft and tasty, packed with a lot of delicious cream filling. No matter how much filling they put in, the malasadas never got soggy. These were seriously out of this world!

Since the malasadas were huge, we were only able to eat one and had to refrigerate the rest for the following days. Even though they were in the fridge, they still tasted incredible. Out of the three fillings I've tried, my favourite was their custard filling, with the haupia (coconut) coming in second.

I'm so happy that I had a chance to try Leonard's Bakery because I was able to taste the malasadas that have gained popularity on the Island since 1953. I seriously can't wait for the day that I can have these amazing malasadas again! Until then, I'll keep looking at my photos and reminisce about my first bite.

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