Hawai’i: Liliha Bakery

Saturday, December 26, 2009 7comments No tags Permalink 0

Mom and I spent yesterday afternoon dropping off gifts to friends, relatives, and clients. We wanted to stop somewhere for a little snack, a drink, maybe shave ice between gift giving…but nothing was open.

the restaurant side of the bakery

Until we swung by Liliha Bakery! I love this place. And so do many people ^_^

We made it there just in time, 15 minutes before they closed at 6:00pm for the holiday. Most of the baked good cases were quickly emptying out, though I spotted chocolate cake doughnuts, cream cheese jello squares, azuki bean muffins, and green tea rolls. A lot of whole pies were still available.

But the main attraction here is…COCO PUFFS!!! The bakery sells about 3,000-3,6000 coco puffs a day. Is that crazy or what? I remember growing up they used to be about $.85 a piece, now they’re about $1.30 each. And they seem smaller too. Or maybe that because I’ve gotten bigger. Haha. Definitely take a peek at this Star Bulletin article from 2000.

Every time I come, I plan to try something new. But the plan never works and I always walk out with coco puffs. Something to be said for consistency :)

We got four coco puffs – one for each of us. Cool chocolate pudding, choux pastry and the world’s most wonderful chantilly: yolky, creamy and sweet with just the right hand of salt. I’d gladly eat the chantilly alone by the pound!

Ahhh the joys of a coco puff ^_^ We didn’t spot any green tea puffs…does anyone know if they still make those? Check out the filling on that one!

Liliha Bakery

515 N Kuakini St

Honolulu, HI 96817

(808) 531-1651

  • anonymous
    December 26, 2009

    wingiteMMM! Who doesn't love Coco puffs! Sounds like you are having a great (delicious) time at home. Hope you had a great Christmas!Alan from Makiki

  • anonymous
    December 26, 2009

    Whoops! My word verification thing ended up in the post somehow. Sorry.Alan

  • anonymous
    December 26, 2009

    Yes, they still have the green tea. But IMO, they don't match the original!

  • butang
    December 27, 2009

    Hey Kathy, Just wanted to let you know I love the blog and wish you a happy holiday and healthy new year! Looking forward to future posts. Your fellow avid East Village eater,Brett

  • Kathy YL Chan
    December 28, 2009

    Hey Alan!Haven't met anyone who doesn't like coco puffs yet! ;) Hope you had an awesome Christmas too! ^_^Hey Soos!Thanks for the update…I much agree! :)Hey Brett!Aw thanks so much!! :) Wishing you a super wonderful 2010 as well!! ^_^

  • anonymous
    December 29, 2009

    Puffs were very delicious. But they feel dry while eating.. Here is an idea.. I put some Patan ghee on them and put them into microwave for a couple of minutes and they become more delicious …Try it …Cheers

  • anonymous
    May 25, 2010

    I love Liliha Bakery. You can always count on what you pay for!!!

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