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SEA: malasadas?

malasada Jan 19, 2006 04:29 PM

Just got back from honolulu, where I was turned on to malasadas. Especially haupia-filled. Any idea where I can find them in seattle, especially North Seattle?

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    Steve RE: malasada Jan 19, 2006 08:44 PM

    That's going to be a tough find, especially in North Seattle. There are a couple of Hawai'ian joints, like Hoki in Ballard, but I don't think they have malasadas. There's a new Hawai'ian restaurant on 45th in Wallingford, Hawaiian Breeze, but I didn't see malasadas there when I went. Aloha Plates in the Uwajimaya food court reportedly has them. These places are all worth a phone call at least.

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      extramsg RE: malasada Jan 19, 2006 09:33 PM

      I'd love some freshly made malasadas like the ones from Tex's Drive-In pictured below.

      I googled and got these suggestions for Seattle:

      Kauai Family Restaurant (Saturdays Only)
      Malia's Bakery (Portuguese Bakery)

      btw, this was a really good thread on the subject actually by Hawaiians it seems:


      Image: http://www.extramsg.com/albums/album6...

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        Susu RE: extramsg Jan 19, 2006 10:58 PM

        Epicurious has the recipe for the Tex's Drive-In malasadas - link below.

        Link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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          chowjr RE: Susu Jan 24, 2006 08:21 PM

          Mmmmmm....I still dream about those malasadas at Tex's. My wife and I must have polished off several dozen apiece when we visited my brother in Hilo.

          I did a similar Malasada quest back here in Seattle...and we showed up at the Kauai Family Restaurant one Saturday morning just to give them a try.

          They come in a plain paper bag, hot out of the fryer and they go really fast so show up early.

          Sadly, these were the non-filled variety but they were still addictive enough for us to eat most of them without even realizing it.

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        Ms F RE: malasada Jan 20, 2006 12:29 PM

        Never had such an item, but it looks delectable. I'm attaching a link from an article about a year ago that lists all the Hawaiian food options in Seattle. Perhaps you can find it at one of these places?

        Link: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/food/20...

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          Mark Nobe RE: Ms F Jan 20, 2006 01:13 PM


          The Waimea Brewing Company in Kirkland listed here closed last week.


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            Mark RE: Ms F Jan 20, 2006 04:14 PM

            Not sure if they have malasadas but there's a fairly new Hawaiian joint at the top of Queen Anne Hill called Kamalina's (sp?) across from the 5 Spot and down the street from Bricco (new wine bar). Kamalina's is next door to the new Gordito's that's going in, which I think Kamalina's also owns. Lot's of changes on Queen Anne!

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              Retro RE: Mark Jan 31, 2006 01:12 PM

              It's Kamalani's - a coffee shop with some Hawaiian foods. The folks who own Gordito's are from Ewa Beach, and they know their Hawaiiann food!

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            Retro RE: malasada Jan 31, 2006 01:14 PM

            Check with the folks who run Ante Nani's, a little Hawaiian gift shop at Country Village shopping center in Bothell. Uncle Williama Aven has started making fresh malasadas there from time to time, including the haupia-filled variety.

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