Hard to believe, but I found better malasadas in Crescent City than on my recent trip to Kauai.
At 101 Hawaiian BBQ, an order of six malasadas is $5 and fried-to-order. They're a bit chewy, moist and pleasantly dense inside with a sourdough tang and good yeasty depth. The menu says they're fried in vegetable oil. Then they're tossed with sugar. We found them excellent.
101 Hawaiian BBQ
1270 Front St
Crescent City, CA 95531