Dive Into Decadence at Larry’s

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July 14, 2013

Story By: Jaimie Kim Farinas | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo

The truest forms of decadence are best savored on days you need it the most.

Enter Larry’s Bakery. With items such as Long Johns topped with powdered sugar or chocolate ($1.30), Butter Logs ($5 each) and Jelly Rolls ($5 each), the only problem you’ll have is making a decision.

You could start with co-owner Iris Yafuso-Toguchi’s favorite.

“(My favorite is) the Butter Log,” she says. “It’s just one of those, you know, when you have a bad day and you just need a fix.”

It’s not just the baked goods that will keep you coming back. Speak with any of the staff and you’ll feel instantly at home, which makes sense for this family-run business.

Larry’s Bakery began with Iris’ father, Larry. Now, she and her brother, Lance, continue to share Larry’s classics along with new favorites.

The Butter Log is one of them.

“We go to the farmers market on Friday in Pearl City at Momilani Rec Center, and we actually started to sell there,” she says.

Butter Logs and Jelly Rolls share a similar light cake. Strawberry jelly and coconut complete the Jelly Roll, while the Butter Log entices with its buttery frosting before it is rolled in more sugar.

“It’s one of those you can’t stop cutting and eating,” says Yafuso-Toguchi.

If you’re looking for one of Larry’s originals, indulge in a Long John. The recipe is the same as it was since its inception, and it’s filled with homemade custard.

Choose between one topped with powdered sugar, or the bakery’s homemade chocolate fudge frosting — or get both.

“Calorie-wise, off the charts probably,” says Yafuso-Toguchi.

“But, it’s very popular.”

For all of these sweets, call ahead because Larry’s tends to sell out fast.

If you’re in need of a fix, you also can find Larry’s Bakery at Pearl City Momilani Rec Center from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. The farmers market also has a bingo night the first Friday of each month. Larry’s donates its Butter Logs and Jelly Rolls for prizes.

It only takes one bite to understand perfectly.

Larry’s Bakery

4369 Lawehana St., Honolulu
Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, 6 a.m.-noon
Closed Sundays

Honolulu, HI 96818

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