The most difficult type of baked good in Oahu also happens to be my favorite. My most favorite. In the absolute whole world. Which is sad because it is also my dad’s favorite type of pastry and my mom. And even sister! I bet you like it too. It’s called a CROISSANT.
But I happened to be blessed with a mom who is a realtor and has a client who, I daresay, loves and knows about food even more than I. She has done the near impossible – discovered the finest croissant in the island. And to top it off, she gave our family a picture perfect box of four. I wish all my mom’s clients were this cool! Since we had it later in the day, I popped it in the oven just to crisp up a bit. Out came a dark golden crescent daintily studded with sliced almonds, and a bite in unleashed endless layers of buttery pastry, each distinct and oh so rich but light in the tummy. It is more bready and less flaky than the ones from Claude in nyc’s west village, but for Hawaii, this is just about as close as you can get to croissant bliss. Thank god!

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8 Comments
  • surfchik4jesus
    November 30, -0001

    i was just talking about croissants the other day – i used to love panya’s mini croissants (back when they were located across the ward borders, where hokua & p.f. chang’s is now)… i’m in love with satura cakes croissants now (and their matcha corone). =)

  • hellokitty893112
    January 17, 2007

    Kathy – Those croissants look delicious! I do agree that it looks bready than flaky…(I’ve been accustomed to croissants the past year that I need to withdraw from it for a while.) At least you have a dependable source on the Island whenever you have a hankering for one! :)Tina

  • Kat
    January 17, 2007

    Hi Kathy!This comment is in regards to an earlier post you had on Mariposa. I was just wondering how large their portions are. I’m not a big eater so I wasn’t sure if their popover, demitasse, and a salad, say the seared ahi, would be enough. I’m being treated so I don’t want to order a lot and then not be able to finish because it is a little pricey there.So are you enjoying your break back home? Are you finished up with school or are you going to work and go to school? Anyway, whatever you do, I wish you good luck and happy eating : )

  • Kathy YL Chan
    January 17, 2007

    Hey Tina!hehe, I remember all your croissant posts – it made me so hungry! I think my all time favorite has to be Claude’s in the west village, but I’ll have to go to all those places you posted on when I move back! :)Hey Kat!Lucky you! The seared ahi salad I had wasn’t too big and I think it’s just the right size for lunch considering the popover and demitasse. If you are on the hungrier side, I’ve head good reviews about their laksa, though I’ve never had a chance to try it yet. About the popover: while mostly hollow inside, it’s surprisingly filling…unless you have no control and insist on eating two, like I do! Have a super awesome lunch! :)

  • Kat
    January 17, 2007

    Thanks for the tips! I was eyeing the laksa, so maybe I’ll try it! I dunno about the popover though, I’m a carbaholic and probably wouldn’t be able to control myself if they offered me more than one :)!!!

  • anonymous
    January 19, 2007

    Hi Kathy, I’m a long-time lurker of your site. Just wanted to let you know that the cafeteria at KCC–Diamond Head Campus has really good croissants–buttery and flaky–and not too bready. Definitely worth a check.

  • Chubbypanda
    January 19, 2007

    Most people are blah about baked goods because they don’t know the wonders a little judicious toasting can unleash. Yummy yummy!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    January 19, 2007

    Hey Anonymous!Thanks for the tip! I seriously live right next to KCC – will check it out when I come back home again for spring break! :) Maybe I can walk there and burn some calories while I’m at it…hehehe.Hey Chubbypanda!Toasters are AMAZING. Seriously. I got in trouble for harboring a toaster oven in my room earlier this semester…but I snuck it back. For real, how can one is pastries and bread and all sorts of magical stuff without a toaster?! Hopefully they understand. :)

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