Fuji Apples and Bluberries
When you visit the bakery, don't overlook the danish options ($2.25), especially the Chocolate-Mascarpone-Pear and Blueberry Danish. The latter is studded with ripe berries tucked into an always flaky, almost delicate pastry. They pop, ridiculously juicy, with each bite. Apple Danishes ($2.25) are no slouch either. I can't decide which part I like better, the golden pastry or that filling of tender Fuji apples. Best of both worlds.
Lychee Streusel Danish ($2.25) is the best selling item at Fendu and it's easy to understand why. Pair an excellent danish dough (all those buttery laminated layers!) with a generous smear of frangipane, sweet lychees, a finish of nutty streusel, and you've got the ideal breakfast pastry. I don't know any other bakery in Hawaii (or elsewhere) that offers lychee danishes. Bonus points for not only creating something unique but also delicious.
If you're up for a double dose of chocolate, there are two items to look out for. First, the Zucotto ($5.75, pictured) which features a cube of whipped milk chocolate-praline cream and a center of caramelized bananas and chocolate ganache. Follow that with the Valrhona Mousse ($5.75)—a velvety and extra dark chocolate mousse paired with fresh lilikoi (passionfruit) sauce.
Banana and Pumpkin Loaf Cakes
And something for snacking on later today? Loaf cakes! They bake a macadamia nut-studded banana bread and moist, gently spiced pumpkin loaf. One of each, it's the only way to go.