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Jumping for Delicious Korean Dishes

Digest Lite Bites

March 6, 2011

Story By: Dining Out Team |

Don’t let the name fool you: At Frog House Restaurant on Kalakaua Avenue, it’s the authentic Korean cuisine (not the frogs) that will you have you hopping for joy!

  • Ginseng Chicken Soup ($16.95)
  • Steamed Kal-Bi ($22.95)
  • Co-owner Jio Oh serves up some of the tastiest Korean dishes in town.
  • Stone Pot Bi Bim Bap ($10.95)
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Owner Jeannie Bae took over the Frog House Restaurant last year and, along with her husband, Jio Oh, has been cooking up an exotic array of Korean delicacies that leave patrons more than satisfied.

Open daily for lunch and dinner, Frog House offers a plethora of delicious items to choose from. However, Bae highly recommends three dishes that have both locals and tourists coming back for more.

The Stone Pot Bi Bim Bap ($10.95), Ginseng Chicken Soup ($16.95) and Steamed Kal-Bi ($22.95) are all hot items at Frog House.

“Locals really like the Stone Pot Bi Bim Bap served with choy sum, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, barbecue beef and more. You mix it together with the rice and fresh egg in the stone pot and you have a filling meal,” Bae says, adding that the vegetables vary from time to time.

“On the other hand, Asians really like the Ginseng Chicken Soup,” she says. “Customers like to eat this soup with the change of the seasons, as it’s very healthy and cleansing.”

This impressive dish showcases a whole chicken in a hot and flavorful broth of dates, garlic and mochi rice.

And the Steamed Kal-Bi is mouthwatering in its own right. This tender, top-grade meat is steamed for two hours and then marinated in the perfect blend of shoyu, garlic, sesame seed oil and sugar. Then it’s topped with red and green bell peppers to accentuate the flavor.

All entrees come complete with homemade banchan (Korean side dishes) and steamed rice. And while you’re at it, make it a point to spoil your taste buds with many other yakiniku-type specialties as well.

Frog House Restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.

Frog House Restaurant

  • Where
    • 1604 Kalakaua Avenue
    • Honolulu, HI 96826
  • Call
    • (808) 951-9370
  • Hours
    • 10 a.m. – midnight
    • Monday – Saturday
    • 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Sundays