King Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant has been on my to-do list of places to check out in LA for over a year now. It is home to the King Hawaiian rolls you can purchase at most supermarkets, but the location in Torrance also carries other baked goodies that are not available elsewhere.
When you enter, to your left is the restaurant and to your right is the bakery section. I went immediately for the bakery. I was amazed by all the different breads available other than the classic sweet rolls I’ve previously eaten. I spent quite a while browsing the bread selection before selecting a few: sweet dinner rolls, rainbow bread and coconut macadamia nut bread.
Here is the rainbow bread. I absolutely love the color and swirls of this bread. I thought this was a sweet bread with food coloring, but it is actually just regular bread. So it doesn’t taste great on its own, but makes a cool looking sandwich. I was so inspired I made a batch of rainbow cupcakes after I got home!
In addition to bread, they also sell cookies, pastries, donuts, and cakes. I couldn’t resist buying donuts. I have a huge weakness for them. I bought a couple of twisted glazed ones and cake ones, including a blueberry cake one. I thought the donuts were pretty good.
One of the things I was looking forward to most was the paradise cake, which is a chiffon cake made up of guava, passionfruit orange and lime. I originally was going to purchase a small paradise cake. But then I saw these small, undecorated bundts. The bundts were also chiffon cakes but undecorated. Since I wasn’t showing off the cake to guests and I don’t really care for all the icing and frosting, I thought I might as well buy the undecorated bundts, which were only a fraction of the price. (I believe they cost about $6.95 each whereas a small decorated paradise cake is $21.)
The cake was very light and fluffy. I love chiffon cakes. The only flavor on here I really liked though was the guava. I’m not too big of a fan of lime or orange.
King Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant
2808 Sepulveda Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505