Minasa, a beloved food stall at local events, has opened their first brick-and-mortar about 20 minutes from Ko Olina Beach Villas. The new store is in Tropicana Square, near the Pouhala rail station.
Minasa’s signature dish is Ube Churros. Three churros are coated in ube sugar with a generous ube drizzle and custard filling. The churros are crunchy and softly creamy with a silky smooth sweetness.
Minasa means “to mix” in the Filipino dialect of Tagalog. Maleko Lagmay says he created Minasa to pay homage to his grandparents, who instilled in him a passion for cooking. There are a couple of staple dishes, others come and go based on what Maleko wants to showcase.
There are four tables that can each seat up to five adults and two counters for two. There’s also the takeout option, which is very popular.
Minasa is open Wednesday to Saturday from noon to 4:00 PM at 94-866 Moloalo St. D12, Waipahu. For more information, visit https://minasahawaii.com/.