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Where can I find gochujang on Westside?

hellochula Feb 27, 2011 01:50 PM

I tried finding gochujang at Mitsuwa but no luck (unless I missed it there). Any place I can find it locally? Also if you have a favorite brand, please let me know. Thanks!

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  1. ipsedixit RE: hellochula Feb 27, 2011 02:25 PM

    I go to Koreatown, not sure where on the Westside you can find this sauce.

    As for brands, while SunChang is more popular, I prefer hung Jung Won, which has a deep pungent taste and is not too sweet.

    1. Ciao Bob RE: hellochula Feb 28, 2011 08:51 AM

      Have you tried Simpang Asia?

      Simpang Asia
      10433 National Blvd 2, Los Angeles, CA 90034

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      1. re: Ciao Bob
        munchabout RE: Ciao Bob Feb 28, 2011 05:01 PM

        Simpang Asia won't have them. They're primarily Indonesian, with a few other Southeast Asian specialty. They may have something similar called "tauco", but it won't be the same.

        Simpang Asia
        10433 National Blvd 2, Los Angeles, CA 90034

        1. re: munchabout
          Bobthechow RE: munchabout Feb 28, 2011 06:29 PM

          I have gotten it at Mitsuwa on Centinela/Venice and Nijija market on Sawtell/Olympic.

          1. re: Bobthechow
            kvalla RE: Bobthechow Feb 28, 2011 07:25 PM

            Simpang Asia used to carry at least one variety of gochujang a few months back. It's a more limited selection than you'll find in K-town, but much closer if you're looking on the Westside.

            Simpang Asia
            10433 National Blvd 2, Los Angeles, CA 90034

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        baedary RE: hellochula Feb 28, 2011 11:57 PM

        must find it gochujang

        you have to go korean town

        its one of korean food ingredient

        hankuk market, zion, galleria, gaju anywhere!!

        korean people must knew that

        gochujang is korea tradition ingredient

        pork ate together deep(gochujang) with retuce

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          intuitivelyobvious RE: hellochula Mar 1, 2011 01:54 AM

          I get all my Korean groceries in Torrance. The supermarket there is very nice. It has changed hands a few times in the last few years so I am actually not sure if today it is Freshia or Zion Market. Here is the address:

          2515 Torrance Boulevard
          Torrance, CA 90503-5249

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