It’s not often that the word “microwave” appears on Food GPS, but that’s exactly the device required to deliver this week’s Dose of Vitamin P, which comes to you via Hawaii. Hilton Waikoloa Village is a sprawling 62-acre resort that features myriad dining options, from the deluxe Kamuela Provision Company to the lowkey Lagoon Spoon. The nook, situated within shouting distance of resident dolphins, specializes in mix and match cereals, but they also sell savory Malasada Sandwiches.
It’s always fun to see savory takes on sweet standards. In case you don’t know, a malasada is the island equivalent of a doughnut. In this case, soft, sugar-free malasada dough served as the bun. My pick was the sausage sandwich ($4.50), which awaited my order in a refrigerated case near the cash register. It benefited from 20 seconds in the microwave, which melted the slice of American cheese, enlivened the coarse pork sausage patty and omelet “cake.” This was basically a Hawaiian McMuffin. Maybe it was the waterfront setting, maybe it was the novelty, but I enjoyed the sandwich. Well, most of it, anyway. A stealthy finch snagged the final two bites.
Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.