Malasada Mania!—Pop up with The Hangry Moose

Malasada Mania!
Pop-up with the Hangry Moose
Sunday, October 9, 2022
10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: the Center’s Issei Memorial Hall

Join us in our upcoming pop-up event, “Malasada Mania!,” presented in collaboration with The Hangry Moose, a small confections/dessert business based in San Jose. From tropically inspired lilikoi lime pie and guava momo cakes to homemade furikake chex mix and fresh, piping hot malasadas, the Hangry Moose has you covered for any and all Japanese-Hawaiian inspired dessert cravings! Together with the Hangry Moose, the Center will be hosting a malasada pop-up, where Rachel Okazaki, owner and head baker, along with her team will be frying up fresh malasadas for pick-up! From sweet and simple cinnamon sugar malasadas to delectable, unique ones like coffee and pumpkin spice sugar, The Hangry Moose is an expert at serving this authentic Hawaiian pastry with trendy twists on popular dessert flavors.

We will be taking preorders until Friday, October 7, 2022 at 12:00pm, so don’t forget to place your order for quick and easy pick up! Orders in simple boxes of two (2) and six (6) will be available; please see the flavor menu!

Malasada Mania Flavor Menu:
Pumpkin Spice Sugar



About The Hangry Moose 
The Hangry Moose strives to bring a little bit of joy, happiness, and connection to the local community. We are constantly looking for ways for our company can support local non-profits, other small businesses, and use organic and ethically sourced ingredients when possible in our treats. We use King Arthur Flour when available, which is a Certified B Corporation, organic cage-free eggs when available and are looking for ways to cut down on waste during our baking and packaging process. We love meeting new people in our community so we hope you have a chance to stop by one of our events and say, “hi.” Hope to see you soon!

About Rachel Okazaki—The Hangry Moose, Owner, Head Baker
“Our Story”
Friday nights meant sleepovers at Grandma’s house watching TGIF and looking forward to fresh fried beignets the next morning. My grandma would always let us help out in the kitchen with baking whether it was kneading bread dough, scooping cookies, or dusting beignets with powdered sugar. When Christmas came around she would prepare the sugar cookie dough the night before and we would wake up bright and early to design, create, and build our own unique masterpiece. We would have sprinkles, pretzels, chocolate chips, and all sorts of decorations to express our creativity.

Little did I know that all those years baking Christmas cookies would help me thru graduate school and provide me an outlet when I got stressed from projects, essays, and practical exams. Whenever I needed a break from school work I would bake to my heart’s content! The school staff and my classmates were my first group of taste testers outside my family.

Since moving back to the Bay Area, I have honed my craft by experimenting with different types of desserts and a variety of flavor combinations. Most of what inspires me comes from my Japanese heritage as well as my love for Hawaii. A delicious dessert pairs best with great company. I believe dessert is an experience to be savored.

I hope you will join me on this journey as I explore the world of desserts that will shift you from hangry to happy.

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Oct 09 2022


10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Center


The Center
1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

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