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Eat Like The President

What does President Obama eat when he is vacationing in Hawaii? - A list of some of the President's favorite eats growing up in Hawaii and what he is probably eating while on vacation in paradise. Eat like a King or in this case like a President!

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1. Hawaiian Style Chili

Who doesn't love a nice bowl of chili - Chili Hawaiian Style usually includes ground beef, kidney beans, portuguese sausage and some say ground Spam. Check out a chili recipe on from Zippy's, a popular restaurant in Hawaii that is famous for their chili.

2. Shoyu Chicken

Very similar to teriyaki chicken, shoyu chicken is braised in soy sauce, sugar, garlic, ginger and a wide array of different spices. It is truly an island favorite. Once you try this recipe, you too will eat like a President!

3. Potato Macaroni Salad

Only in Hawaii will you find the combination of potato salad and macaroni salad combined in one dish - simply called potato macaroni salad. This is the salad of island folklore that people associate with the infamous Hawaiian plate lunch.

4. Kalua Pork

Kalua Pork - Hawaii's version of pulled pork. The traditional way of preparing this juicy, succulent pork is to cook it in the traditional Hawaiian way in an imu or underground oven. The recipe in this version is simply made in a crockpot as featured on

5. Lomi Lomi Salmon

Alright Mr. President! This is a very traditional Hawaiian dish that is served at just wouldn't be a luau without lomi lomi salmon. Lomi lomi is the Hawaiian word for massage. This dish is made with salted salmon, tomatoes and onions. Get this recipe on

6. Chicken Long Rice

Chicken Long Rice, another Presidential favorite and for good reason. This simple, comforting dish is the Hawaiian equivalent of chicken soup... it is a traditional luau dish that is very similar to chicken noodle soup. Be sure to try this recipe the next time you get the sniffles.

7. Haupia

Haupia (coconut pudding) is also a traditional dessert at any Hawaiian-Style luau feast. What happens when you have some overripe pineapples on your hand? A new dessert! Taking the tradtional Haupia recipe with an added touch of pineapple.

8. Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi (similar to sushi) is probably one of the most popular grab-n-go snack-appetizer-meals in Hawaii and it is truly unique to Hawaii. I know that there really isn't a "recipe" for spam musubi, but there are a lot of people who don't really know how to make it. Take for example my nephew... I get a call one day and he asks "how do you make spam musubi"? I was shocked and embarrassed to say the least. So in this "recipe" I will outline the basic ingredients and technique that will catapult you to spam musubi Presidential status.

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