Malasadas are crispy outside, gooey inside - so lovely when fresh.
In Hawaii, they're synonomous with old-school Leonard's Bakery.
|Hawaii's malasadas - the Portuguese treat I couldn't find in Portugal|
Embarrassingly, I visited Portugal so excited to eat malasadas (like going to Japan for sushi!) - but no one knew about it! A Lisbon resident explained maybe it was unique to Madeira Island. (He also said 'malasadas' meant 'badly-cooked' - so I went around Portugal asking for a badly-cooked thing to eat!)