New prez loves Hawaiian plate lunch

As I’ve written before, one of my favorite “bad for you” comfort foods is Hawaiian plate lunch. How cool is it to have a new president who agrees with me?

The New York Times ran a story today on how — because Obama always hits Zippy’s and Rainbow Drive-in when in Oahu — the plate lunch is poised to enter the mainland mainstream.

Of course, as I’ve written before, my favorite plate lunch is katsu chicken (I make it at least once a week, and you can find the recipe here.) Kalbi (short ribs) runs a close second. Add some mayonnaise-y macaroni salad and steamed rice (no vegetables please!), and you have an artery-clogging lunch that’ll make you nap in the afternoon.

I guess the real question is whether we will see Spam musubi on the White House menu. Probably not. Katsu, though… definitely.

Barack chills in Kailua eating shave ice with his kids and their friends

Crispywaffle: My favorite favorite favorite! katsu chicken
NY Times: Carbo-loading, Hawaiian Style