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Feb 15, 2013 04:45 PM


I'm not going to start a war about Agnes, Champion, Leonards, or Tex's. What's not to like about malasadas? There are other threads debating the virtues of each and a few more besides.

Today walking back from Lucky Belly (so very good) I saw a new place that I think was named Mal Asada's (two words) on Smith Street between Hotel and Pauahi. I'm not doing sweets for the next 39 days, so I didn't even cross the street to check it out. Has anyone tried it yet? I found nothing on yelp or a google search.

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    1. re: indelibledotink

      Tex's is about half way up the Hamakua coast on Hawaii Island, not far from Waimea Valley

    2. Pretty sure this is Adega's in/out venture. Have not tried the malasadas myself, but see one positive mention on Yelp (along with a long string of 1-star reviews for the restaurant).

      I have eaten there two or three times, but not recently, and it was ok...probably best to go for the Brazilian menu Friday and Sunday nights...really enjoyed the feijoada and especially the collard greens.

      1. That's the place near the corner, right? We were down there for the Lion Dance and they looked miniature (a little larger than doughnut holes). We had just left Little Village so we were too stuffed to try some. I think it might be kind of a tough spot.

        1. OK, not where you planned to go, and only having done Leonards, I find that MY favorite is Chef Mavro's.


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          1. re: Bill Hunt

            yeah, but last time i checked I wasn't able to dash in and get a dozen for take out at 7am. :-) (or 7pm)

          2. have you or anybody had a chance to try them yet? it's still a few days away from the end of lent.

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            1. re: indelibledotink

              no malasadas for me till April 1 at least.