Honolulu | Liliha Bakery Butter Rolls (and Waffles and Portuguese Sausage)

Monday, May 27, 2013 4comments No tags Permalink 0

I cannot resist: Liliha Bakery Butter Rolls.

They are super buttery. A plush, extra rich dinner roll. A savory cross between parker house rolls and monkey bread. To get these Butter Rolls, you must drive to Liliha Bakery (open 24 hours), wait in line for a seat at the counter…and then order!

The Butter Roll is split in half, smeared with EVEN MORE butter…taken from that very bowl in the photo. Then grilled till it’s all toasty and golden. It’s served with the bakery’s electric pink jelly (looks scary but is addicting, also sold by the jar). Smear on the jelly and devour.

I eat one or two rolls in a seating but I’ve seen someone do FIVE rolls before. 

And because you can’t live off Butter Rolls alone, make it a full breakfast with the eggs, meat, and potato/rice combo. I’m always torn between Spam and Portuguese Sausage. Wish they would allow half-half, but no luck yet. And as much as I love Spam…Portuguese Sausage usually wins in the end.

Also! Waffles are a must. It looks simple but is anything but with that perfect balance of crunchy exterior and fluffy interior. It’s topped with some butter…but what is crazy is how much butter goes IN the waffle batter. So much flavor you don’t even need maple syrup. But I put it on anyways.

On your way out, stop by the bakery side to get:

1) Butter Rolls to go! That way you can split and grill at home. Good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Try making ice cream sandwiches with this. OH MAN.

2) Coco Puffs! I’ve blogged about these chantilly-topped, chocolate pudding-stuffed coco puffs a million times in the past. A dessert that gets better and better with each visit.

Ok, hope you guys have a good week ^_^

4 Comments
  • Kat
    May 28, 2013

    I gotta go back to Liliha for "breakfast"….so good, thanks for the reminder.

    • Kathy YL Chan
      May 29, 2013

      Yay! And thanks for the W&M reminder ;)

  • Alan
    May 28, 2013

    Nice contrast between your last 2 posts!

    • Kathy YL Chan
      May 29, 2013

      Thanks, Alan! High and low…I like it all. ESPECIALLY when there are butter rolls involved ^_^

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