U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he leaves Alan Wong's Restaurant after dinner with First Lady Michelle Obama and friends on December 29, 2010 in Honolulu, Hawai. The Obama's are on an 11-day family vacation in Hawaii. Getty Images
Courtesy: Honolulu Magazine:
Last night, Barack and Michelle Obama, Obama's sister and her husband and a half dozen friends dined at one of the President's favorite restaurants in Hawaii, Alan Wong's on King Street.
Born and raised in Hawaii, Obama has adventurous tastes, says Wong, and always orders the multicourse chef's menu. Michelle, who usually eats lighter, joined him last night.
On the menu:
- A trio of appetizers: Wong's seafood cake, a tomato with li hing mui dressing and Wong's famous "soup and sandwich," a two-color Big Island tomato soup and foie gras grilled cheese sandwich.
- Lobster lasagna
- Ginger-crusted onaga
- The President's favorite entree, soy-braised shortribs.
- And his favorite dessert, "The Coconut," coconut ice cream covered with dark chocolate, in a shape that looks exactly like half a coconut, served with a colorful array of tropical fruits.