Posted by: kauaikolea2 | February 16, 2015

Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Malasada Tuesday, and Kauai Vacation Condos Rentals


Malasadas: Hawaiian jelly donuts.

Tomorrow is Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) for Brazil, New Orleans, and other places.  In the British Isles, the day before Ash Wednesday is often called Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day.  On Kaua’i, as on other Hawaiian islands, Mardi Gras gives way to Malasada Tuesday.  Malasadas are egg-sized balls of fried dough, often filled with custard or jellies.  Rolled in granulated sugar, they are best eaten hot.   The tradition behind malasadas and the other festivals (Mardi Gras, Shove Tuesday, Fastnacht, and the like) and special foods is one to use up all fatty and rich foods before the start of Lent and Lenten fasting.

Malasadas can be made at home, similar to making fried doughnuts, but why not simply visit any one of the local bakeries on the island that will be selling malasadas like…well, like hotcakes tomorrow.  Malasadas can be reheated in a microwave and what a great start to your day: fresh malasadas (something you most likely do not eat at home), Kaua’i coffee, on your lanai, watching a glorious sunrise at one of Hula Now’s Kauai vacation rental condos.

You can see all our Kauai vacation rental condos at our website,, where you can book safely and securely on line at any time.  We have vacation rental units that can sleep 1 to 4 guests in oceanfront, ocean view, and resort/garden view locations.

Come, stay with Hula Now, enjoy your malasadas and our award-winning brand of warm Aloha!


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