Shared from Honolulu Magazine
AN O‘AHU FOOD TRUCK PEDDLES KANEMITSU BAKERY’S MOST POPULAR BREAD, AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAKE UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TO GET IT.
Established in 1935 by a family of Japanese immigrants, Kanemitsu Bakery in Moloka‘i’s main town of Kaunakakai has a hidden, late-night bread business, where bakers slice and slather steaming fresh loaves of bread with generous spreads of cream cheese, butter, cinnamon, and strawberry or blueberry jam. The result is a frying-pan-sized loaf of soft bread oozing with flavored filling, served out of an alley window.
Now Moloka‘i’s hot bread craze is a culinary export. With the launch of a food truck on O‘ahu in mid-2018, the Kanemitsu family is serving up hot bread on a rotating schedule at about a dozen locations across O‘ahu.