I'm always drawn to food trucks. So when we spotted this truck in the parking lot of the Pearl City mall in Oahu, Hawaii it was like a magnetic pull.
Leonard Jr's Hot Malasadas -- well, I didn't know what they were, but I wanted to try one!
Turns out malasadas are like donuts without holes. Fresh from the fryer they were eggy, buttery heaven in your mouth. We got 2 to try - one cinnamon sugar, one filled with custard.
They were so good, we had to find out where to get them in Honolulu where we were staying. Luckily my friend pointed us to the original Leonard's Bakery in town. It became a nightly stop -- the malasadas are always hot and fresh! We were so enamored of our original choices -- cinnamon sugar (my favorite) and custard (redneckhunter's favorite) -- that we didn't even try the other varieties, chocolate-filled, haupia-filled, etc.
I've been searching around for somewhere in the Jersey-area to feed the craving, but so far sadly Massachusetts seems like our closest option...
933 Kapahulu Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816