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barbecue Jul 11, 2011 01:32 AM

I miss kapiolani bakery's banana cream pie sooooo bad!!! has anyone found a pie worthy enough to be compared to kapiolani's?

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    curiousgeo Jul 11, 2011 02:19 PM

    I miss that bakery too! Also used to go to their Coffee Shop on S. King Street (now Golden Duck) for breakfast and lunch, great diner style food. I remember their cheeseburger was voted best in Honolulu at one time (was it Honolulu Magazine?). They had a take-out window there with $.25 hot dogs, used to see guys order 4 or 5 for lunch with a drink.

    As for banana cream pie, I kind of like Ani's Bakery version which I buy at Costco. Pretty decent, but I'd be interested to hear about any others around town.

    1. KaimukiMan Jul 12, 2011 05:08 PM

      Monarch Seafood is supposed to have a really good Banana Cream Pie, but I've never had it so I can't personally vouch for it. I also know some people really like the one at Anna Millers, others not so much. I always end up getting the strawberry pie there, so can't comment on the banana cream first hand there either.

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        barbecue Jul 13, 2011 12:06 PM

        kaimukiman...have read your comments over the years and enjoyed them. does the crust at anna millers equal kapiolani bakery's crust? that's what makes outstanding pie!

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          KaimukiMan Jul 14, 2011 02:11 AM

          thanks barbecue. its been a long time since i had a kapiolani bakery pie (obviously), but i do remember that it was an exceptionally good crust. the crusts at ana miller's are good, but probably won't equal your memory of kapiolani, but then what chance does reality ever have against memories.

      2. russkar Jul 18, 2011 12:30 AM

        The Best Banana Pie (crust not cream) that exists on the Island is made everyday and delivered to: ($10.95) and worth it!
        Flamingo Mart
        Piikoi at Kinau
        1221 Piikoi St
        Honolulu, HI 96814
        (808) 533-3331

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          fatstern Jul 19, 2011 04:05 PM

          i was almost gonna recommend checking that place out, but i've never actually had it so couldnt vouch. also known for their oxtail soup, but i understand its frozen for takeout as its more a convenience mart....but owned by folks that run the flamingo restaurant in pearl city....interesting, thanks for the nod, russkar

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            KaimukiMan Jul 19, 2011 08:36 PM

            +1

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              barbecue Jul 19, 2011 09:49 PM

              I'm lovin' this discussion! Thank you very much for suggestions. I don't live on the island, but I'll be back and I can't wait to try Flamingo Mart! I should have started this discussion while I was still there a few weeks ago!

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