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Omiyage from Maui: Butter Rolls & Manju

Komoda Store’s famous Butter Roll (left) & Home Maid Bakery’s Maui Crispy Manju Deluxe (broken in half to the right)

Whenever family from Maui comes to Honolulu, they usually bring us these popular Valley Isle treats.

Komoda Store is a popular bakery with the locals, featuring everything from glazed Doughnuts, to Cream Puffs and these ono Butter Rolls.

The butter rolls have a slightly sweet and VERY “buttery” flavor. The texture is very soft, akin to that of Portuguese Sweet Bread (Pondulce). These rolls are in high demand, and if you don’t get there early enough to stand in line for them, you just be leaving empty handed. They really are ono!

Home Maid Bakery’s Manju are a Japanese dessert and delicacy which is another local favorite. The flaky, toasted crust is kind of like a layered Filo dough, with a sweet Azuki bean-based filling. Like most pastries, they’re best piping hot fresh offf the press, but also keep rather well and still enjoyable served at room temperature.

Home Maid Bakery
1005 Lower Main Street
Wailuku, HI 96793

T. Komoda Store
3674 Baldwin Ave
Makawao, HI 96768


4 thoughts on “Omiyage from Maui: Butter Rolls & Manju

  • July 28, 2006 at 1:37 pm

    love love your site!!!great onolicious pictures!!!
    drive inn/plate lunch foods are my weekness!! especially when I am so far away from da islands!!


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