Liliha Bakery has been in business for over half a century, and more than 40 of those years, have been spent at its current location at the corner of North Kuakini and Aipaako Street.
When I arrived at the bakery yesterday (at about 5:00 pm), there was a huge crowd that was waiting in line to order. I pulled a number (I was number #76, they were on #63) and waited for my turn to order.
If you ask anyone about this place, the first words out of their mouths will be "coco puffs". Guaranteed! And that's exactly what I was there to buy (US$.90 each).
The puff pastry is filled with a sort of chocolaty filling (similar to chocolate pudding) and topped with a healthy serving of the bakery's legendary chantilly frosting.
The chantilly frosting is similar in flavor to buttercream frosting, but is much richer and more buttery. One taste and you'll be hooked. I guess that's what makes this the bakery's biggest seller. In fact, they've been known to sell several thousands of these little puff pastries daily!
515 North Kuakini Street