Malasadas @ Portuguese Bakery, Santa Clara
- Melanie Wong
After lunch in Koreatown, we continued along El Camino Real to Portuguese Bakery in Mervyns Plaza to buy malasadas. The style here is heavy, eggy and very chewy, sprinkled with sugar hit the spot when reheated in the toaster oven. Also picked up a glazed biscoito which was less interesting. The wall board listed a linguiça sandwich and soup of the festival if we hadnt just finished lunch we might have tried these too.
Note: Souzas Bakery across the street no longer makes malasadas.
I have to confess that I had no memory at all of having a malassada there before! Big surprise to me when I searched the board for info about Portuguese bakeries in the area and found my old post. But based on what I wrote then, I'd say it's much the same. I had a bite of it immediately but enjoyed it more after warming it up in the toaster oven.
re: Melanie Wong
Wow, that's a huge malasada! It looks large enough to share. Thanks for the link to the Portuguese Bakery site.
I've only seen (and eaten!!) the smaller version: round like a ball and a little larger than a doughnut hole. (And, not here in the Bay Area). I'm glad to know that I can find these treats much closer to home than Kauai.