Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Papa Kurt's

Papa Kurts has delicious local favorites like saimin and burgers. These foods bring back the memories of growing up on the islands. They are open for lunch and it is takeout only. I suggest ordering online 1-2 days in advance because some items will sell out. It is easier to customize your order online instead of over the phone; just check off the boxes for your add-ons. My favorites were the burger and fries and I would go back again to try different add-ons to both. 

They are located in the former space of Agu Ramen across from Old Stadium Park. There are a few parking spaces in the front and more parking spaces in the back of building. If you do online ordering, you can call and ask for them to bring the food to your vehicle if you get one of the parking stalls in the front.

For more information about Papa Kurt's, visit https://www.papakurts.com.

925 Isenberg St
Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 947-1215

Saimin w/ wontons

Cheese Burger, Fries

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Malu Honolulu

Malu Honolulu makes Japanese style desserts, kimbap, and bentos. The chef changes the desserts every week so there is always something new to try. My favorites so far are the double cookie cream puff and nama chocolate slice. For the cream puff, the chef pipes the cream after you order it so the puff remains crisp. The nama chocolate slice reminds me of Royce chocolates; the chocolate is extra smooth and not overly sweet. The desserts are priced between $4 - $6. To see the latest dessert creations or special, check their instagram, @malu.honolulu.

They are located in the Samsung Plaza and only open for takeout. Prior to the pandemic, they had a seating area but it's been blocked off. The parking in Samsung Plaza is free if you exit in 20 minutes or less. When you enter the plaza, let the attendant know you're going to "Malu."

For more information about Malu Honolulu, visit maluhonolulu.com.

Samsung Plaza
661 Keeaumoku St., #106-E
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 600-7104

Double Cookie Cream Puff

News Years Good Luck Tart

Moo Moo Milky Roll Cake

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Dukes Lane Market & Eatery

Dukes Lane Market & Eatery is home to a handful of shops. One of my favorite spots has been the bakery. The bakery offer some of the best mochi malasadas. It's better than a mochi donut. I enjoyed the original mochi malasada but some of the other flavors are mango, milk tea boba, and ube.  I recommend going before 9AM so you can get them fresh. They are priced at 2 for $2.50 but I'm sure you'll walk away with half dozen minimum because these are tiny. They also have regular malasadas without the mochi and other baked goods.

For more information about Dukes Lane Market & Eatery, visit dukeslanehawaii.com.

2255 Kuhio Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 923-5689

Milk Tea (front)
Mango (left), Original (right)

Mochi Malasadas

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery

Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery is known for their plump malasadas that do not deflate. The malasadas are made to order so they are always fresh. The shop has other baked goods like cake bombs, cookies, dessert bars, and ice cream. They stayed open during the pandemic for online orders and walk in orders. During Christmas, they make a chocolate peppermint cake bomb. It's priced at $5 but it's the best holiday treat to get you in the mood. Some of my other favorites are the lilikoi cream cheese bar and original malasada. 

The online ordering is still available now but I recommend walking into the shop for pick up in person rather than curbside. There is no street parking available in front of the shop and other vehicles are parked in front picking up food/drinks from other businesses. They do not take phone orders and they do not answer the phone during business hours. It seems like walk in customers get first priority. 

They are in the Kaimuki area and I'm in this area picking up lunch a few times each month. The baked goods and malasadas from Pipeline keep me coming back because it's that good. You can follow them on Instagram, @pipelinebakeshop, for specials.

For more information about Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery, visit pipelinebakeshop.com.

3632 Waialae Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 738-8200

Classic Malasada

Lilikoi Cream Cheese Bar

Gingerbread Cake Bomb

Chocolate Peppermint Cake Bomb



Wednesday, November 25, 2020

King of Thai Boat Noodles

King of Thai Boat Noodles reminded me of the Thai food I ate when I live in San Francisco. My favorites were the roasted duck noodle soup, pad Thai and sticky rice with mango. They put a generous amount of sauce over the sticky rice so there was flavor till the very last bite. Their prices were reasonable and the portion size are good.

They are located at Samsung Plaza and are open for lunch and dinner. They reopened for dine in but you can still order takeout by phone or in person. Parking is available inside the Samsung Plaza, just check in with the attendant when you enter.

For more information about King of Thai Boat Noodles, visit kingofthaiboatnoodles.com.

661 Keeaumoku St., Ste 103
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 949-3800

Roasted Duck Noodle Soup

Seafood Noodle Soup

Pad Thai

Sticky Rice w/ Mango