In the last post, I presented to you a brief introduction to the trip and ideal lodging. In this post, I am bringing you two wonderful experiences that cannot be missed while you are on the O'ahu island.
A malasada is a Portuguese doughnut deep-fried in oil and coated with sugar Source. A malasada can be custard-filled or simply is plain.
You may be not sure of why Hawaiians have particularly been influenced by the Portuguese culture (indeed, Portuguese sailed to Hawaii and resided there in late 1800s Source, but I can tell you that this is one snack to remember and one special moment heightening joy of your trip. Each malasada is made to order and you can see that there is always a long zig-zag queue inside the shop and the long queue goes outside of the shop at times. Please be patient :-)
Malasadas are piping hot, squishy, creamy but not oily, please do not gobble down :0). If you feel guilt about malasadas, you can wander around beaches or shopping centres scattered over Waikiki to burn some fat. But this may not help because this pastry experience must marry malasadas well with fizzy drinks HAHAHA :-)
The shop sell other pastry items but stick with malasadas, these are what probably have made the brand well known over the years.
Hawaiian dance and music evening
At Helkulani, a prestigious hotel in Waikiki, you can enjoy an evening out with some good Hawaiian music and dance and Mai Tai (a signature cocktail) on a breezy patio with a view overlooking the ocean. The restaurant there offering this unique experience should not be missed even you are not a resident of the hotel.
I am putting a pause on this travelogue for a short while, so in the meantime you can have some time for other wonderful posts. I will put the next episode on shelf soon and see you until next time.
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