Menehunes, Malasadas, and More on Hawaii’s Big Island

The Island of Hawaii is my Happy Place! I think it’s this Gekko’s happy place too!

Hawaiian Gekko
Hawaiian Gekko

Malasadas are Hawaii’s yummy version of a doughnut. We always stop at Tex Drive In for balls of fried dough that are golden brown on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, and filled with chocolate or mango or some other luscious filling. Eat while warm! 

Tex Drive In
Tex Drive In

I recently wrote an article for Food, Wine, and Travel Magazine describing some of the uniquenesses…. “As I stepped off the plane at the Kona Airport, the humid, flower-scented air enveloped me and melted all my tension. Every year since 1993, my husband Bub and I have visited the Island of Hawaii, often called The Big Island.”

Menehunes, Malasadas and More on Hawaii's Big Island
Waiting for the Green Flash

“Volcanos created this island. The 14,000 feet tall Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanos spewed lava that is deposited from the heights down to the sea. Visitors are often shocked to see black lava instead of white sand beaches and palm trees.”

One year, my young granddaughter traveled with us. As we headed through the lava fields to our resort, in her tiny voice, she asked, ”When are we getting to Hawaii, Grandma?”

Aloha and Bub
Aloha and Bub

Read the rest of the article here….

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