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Provincetown Portuguese Bakery

PBake Front Sign

What is a malasada? Or is it malasadas? This place spelled it malassadas, with two S’s. Is that right? Anyway, what the hell is it? It looks like a doughnut without a hole. Is it just a Portuguese doughnut? It definitely doesn’t taste like a doughnut. Wikipedia defines it as “egg-sized balls of yeast dough that are deep-fried in oil and coated with granulated sugar”.

Whatever they are, they’re pretty awesome. The center tastes barely cooked, some soft and yielding conglomeration of oil, egg, and dough. MMMMMMmmmmmm. The sugar melds perfectly with the slightly crispy crust. The experience is something very difficult to describe.

PBake Malassadas

Easier to describe, but also tasty are the Balas De Berlim. It is a custard filled pasty, something like a Bavarian crème doughnut. Just imagine it having a shell that is closer to the texture of challah bread than doughnut dough.

PBake Balas De Berlim

The Provincetown Portuguese Bakery also has a grill area for eggs, bacon, and other breakfast specialties, but the pastries are the real draw.

Provincetown Portuguese Bakery
299 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657-2202
(508) 487-1803
(Google Map)

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