Liliha Bakery's signature item? The coco puff. My father and I got a couple of coco puffs and a haupia malasada. For those that don't know, a malasada is a Portuguese doughnut -- and this one happens to be filled with haupia cream (made with coconut milk).
|Some of the cream puffs.|
Vanilla (top left), chocolate (top right), green tea (bottom left), coco (bottom right shelf)
|Liliha Bakery sells coco puffs by the box as well!|
|Haupia malasada + two coco puffs = epic win|
I also loved the haupia malasada. As a proper malasada should be, the doughnut itself was light and very sugary. I also enjoyed the mass amount of haupia cream filling inside the pastry. The coconut cream itself again was sweet, but did not overwhelm my taste buds (heck, the mass sugar on the doughnut will help take care of that anyway).
Will I be a regular here? Probably not (places mainly selling desserts/pastries -- or are at least predominantly known for such foods -- have that disadvantage on my rating scale). But I'd come back again, that's for sure.
If you are ever in Honolulu, be sure to hit up Liliha Bakery to get their coco puff and other assorted desserts. You will not be disappointed. And tell all your friends go with you! 8.25/10