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Big Island - best malasadas?

ibstatguy May 16, 2007 02:13 PM

will be back in about a month and have heard that I must try the Big Island malasadas. any recs on where to get the best?

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    Vegasbuff RE: ibstatguy May 16, 2007 03:09 PM

    Most people will tell you Tex Drive-In, but I thought the malasada's at Punalu‘u Bake Shop were much better. On the way to the volcano if you head south from Kona. Almost as good as Leonard's in Honolulu. Thought they were heavy and greasy at Tex Drive-In in my opinon.

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      repete RE: Vegasbuff May 25, 2007 08:42 AM

      Tex's are hit and miss. If you hit them when they're hot, they can be excellent. But sometimes I think they make big batches that sit . . . and get heavy. I think it's the bus traffic they seem to get during the busy season.

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        Vegasbuff RE: repete May 25, 2007 04:16 PM

        I did have them when they were hot. And yes, you are correct, the longer they sit around the more heavy and greasy they got. I thought Punalu'u's were much lighter and have more flavorful fillings.

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          ibstatguy RE: Vegasbuff May 26, 2007 07:52 AM

          probably drove by Punalu'u last trip. not sure if will be getting down to that end of the island this trip so may have to make due with Tex. appreciate the input. mahalo

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            ibstatguy RE: ibstatguy Jun 18, 2007 10:51 PM

            had fresh, warm malasadas at Tex's...darn good.

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