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Jan 3, 2014 01:59 PM

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

My nieces love the King's. Not sure if that's what real Hawaiian sweet rolls are like. Nevertheless, if we're in an area that sells authentic good ones, we'll pick some up for our carry on. Any suggestions (Oahu).

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  1. The "correct name" is Pao Doce, or sweet bread in Portuguese. Most of the grocery stores sell Kings, but you can get them on the mainland in some areas as well. Leonards Bakery in Kapahulu, and Agnes Portuguese Bake Shop in Kailua are the first two that come to mind.

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    1. re: KaimukiMan

      FWIW, King's has a huge bakery in Orange County (CA)

      1. re: WaipahuDog

        Thanks; I'll be checking to see if it's the same. Otherwise, don't want to spend too much time on that. In the Midwest, no King's bakery near me!

        1. re: itryalot

          Are you just looking for Sweet Bread?
          Maybe try Kings Hawaiian website and type in your zip code.

        2. re: WaipahuDog

          Where is the Bakery in Orange County CA?
          I know they are opening a factory in GA to serve the east coast

          1. re: flylice2x

            they used to have a restaurant in Torrance on either PCH or Sepulveda i think. Lemme look . . . 2808 W. Sepuveda, Torrance CA.

            1. re: KaimukiMan

              Yes the Restaurant and Bakery is on Sepulveda in Torrance and King's Local Place on Western Ave in Gardena which next to their Factory just a block north of 190th. The local place is small but they serve food and baked goods. Their Home office building is about a half mile away off of 190th.
              Toyota North America is on Western and 190th.

              1. re: flylice2x

                Yeah my comment about Orange Cty was wrong. I just remember seeing it as I was headed south some years ago.

            2. re: flylice2x

              My package has a Torrence address

        3. So not necessarily true sweet bread for my recent Christmas party I got some amazing 'slider' size rolls from Safeway that were sweet, had a great body and texture and everyone loved them with the sloppy joe's we made. Ask K-Man!

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          1. re: manomin

            true, would have been good with any kind of rolls.

          2. some people swear by that bakery in kaneohe; i happen to prefer king's.

            you may also want to try taro rolls, they are similar in taste.

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            1. re: indelibledotink

              Thanks for the responses. We'll have to try Taro rolls for sure.

              1. re: indelibledotink

                the bakery in kaneohe is called... kaneohe bakery!

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                1. There's a place on Mokuola (sp?) right across from Alicia's market. Someone told me they have a stand at Aloha stadium swap meet which I did go check out and found the bread to be extremely good!!! Not sure if it was from this specific store cause I didn't look for name on truck they were selling out of.The other vendors on the other hand at the swap was so dissappointing-lots of junk, junk, junk. Worth at least one trip to see for yourself.