Spicy scallop roll – Tokkuri Tei

Spicy scallop roll - Tokkuri Tei
Scallop mixed with masago and spicy mayonnaise. Uramaki (inside-out) $9.50
Tokkuri Tei, Honolulu HI

Mmm! It’s a bit sad that one of the better rolls we had here was a simple spicy scallop roll. Some of the other items weren’t so fresh tasting, but maybe the spicy mayonnaise helped to cover up the old flavor. Who knows? I still enjoyed it.

Garbage container, Waikiki Beach
Garbage container painted with Philodendron leaves, Waikiki Beach.

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Assorted malasadas – Leonard’s Bakery

Assorted malasadas - Leonard's Bakery
Original (white sugar), cinnamon, and Li Hing sugar. 1 dozen $11.31
Leonard’s Bakery, Honolulu HI

Malasadas are Portuguese donuts without holes! Leonard’s Bakery is famous for them so I had to try some while I was in Honolulu. Boy, was it worth it! The malasadas were fresh out of the fryer and newly coated with sugar. They were still warm when I tried my first one and it was heaven! The dough was soft and flavorful, with a bit of chewiness and a dense center. Nom nom noms! I even sent some to Seattle for my brother cause he was craving them!

Original malasada - Leonard's Bakery
Original white sugar malasada. You definitely have to try one fresh and warm!

Li Hing malasada - Leonard's Bakery
Li Hing (Chinese plum) sugar malasada with coffee.

Malasada box - Leonard's Bakery
Malasada box.

Leonard's Bakery storefront
Leonard’s Bakery storefront.

Kurobuta sausage teppan yaki – Izakaya Takonoki

Kurobuta sausage teppan yaki - Izakaya Takonoki
Grilled pork sausage. 4 pcs $4.50
Izakaya Takonoki, Honolulu HI

This was not the pork sausage I expected when I ordered this. I’ve had kurobuta sausage at other restaurants and they were always more substantial and meaty. The tiny sausages we received are the kind you find vacuum-packed at Asian markets looking pink and squishy. I didn’t enjoy this, and the mustard didn’t help very much.

Sausage tree
Sausage tree (Kigelia africana, Bignoniaceae), Fort DeRussy Beach Park.