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May 18, 2010 10:02 AM

Looking for gochujang in Center City, or close by.

Has anybody seen the Korean chili condiment gochujang in any of the stores along Washington Ave, or anywhere in Center City, or perhaps the asian store in Northern Liberties? I am looking for it, but don't have a car, so I don't want to venture out to Upper Darby or Jersey to go to H-Mart. I have heard that some people have had trouble finding gochujang on Washington Ave. I have checked two places in Chinatown, but came up dry.

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  1. Since you don't have a car it seem the easy choice is the internet...found multiple sites , I know it stinks to pay shipping but it is an option....

    4 Replies
    1. re: smobron

      It's funny...I've looked at three or four online vendors and they all appear to be out of stock. I'll keep looking though. If shipping is going to be ridiculous, I might just have to get a Zip Car and go to Jersey, but I was really hoping to find it nearby. I know the produce market near me sells some interesting condiments you would not expect them to have. I was hoping there was a little shop somewhere that happened to stock this... Oh well...

      1. re: megmosa

        Getting to the HMart in Upper Darby is pretty easy, just take the El all the way to 69th St. It's right by the station, and you can hit their tasty food court for lunch.

        1. re: barryg

          Oh great...maybe I'll do this. I didn't realize it was so easy. I thought I had to take the 21 there, and it seemed like it was going to be a long long ride.

      2. re: smobron

        Oh I just tried searching korean spicy paste and I'm getting a lot more hits now. Much better!