Eat Like Obama: The President's Favorite Foods

From Hawaii to Illinois to D.C., it's fair to say that a lot has changed for President Barack Obama. One thing that's remained unchanged? His appetite. We've got recipes to span his lifetime, from his childhood to his family dinners at the White House (12 Photos)

Jacquelyn Lumley and Kristen Aiken on Jan 21, 2013 at 9:30AM

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Eat Like Obama: The President's Favorite Foods

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Obama's Favorite Hawaiian Foods

As a teenager growing up in Honolulu, President Obama's favorite Hawaiian-style food came from Rainbow Drive Inn at Kapahulu Avenue. His go-to Hawaiian foods are:

Hawaiian-style chili
Shoyu chicken
Macaroni salad
Kahlua pig
Lomi salmon
Long rice
Haupia (a traditional coconut milk-based Hawaiian dessert)
Fresh pineapple
Spam musubi (a block of rice with a slice of grilled Spam on top, with a seaweed wrap holding it together)
Assorted sushi
Shaved ice (as seen in photo)

Information courtesy of The Obama Menu: Dining with Barack Obama by Taste TV/TCB Cafe Publishing, 2009.

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