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  • SPQR
  • Super Waygook

    • 337

    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Canada
Has sour cream disappeared from Korea?
« on: September 20, 2019, 07:12:49 am »
I used to use sour cream for burritos and homemade chip dip.

Costco used to carry it.  Has it gone for good?  Has anyone seen
any around?

BTW, Costco also no longer sells Pepper Jack  cheese or Coastal
Cheddar from England.  The latter was an amazingly old, bitey
cheddar.  Probably too much for the average Korean palate.


  • stoat
  • Expert Waygook

    • 844

    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: Has sour cream disappeared from Korea?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 07:33:17 am »
I used to use sour cream for burritos and homemade chip dip.

Costco used to carry it.  Has it gone for good?  Has anyone seen
any around?

BTW, Costco also no longer sells Pepper Jack  cheese or Coastal
Cheddar from England.  The latter was an amazingly old, bitey
cheddar.  Probably too much for the average Korean palate.

Emart still stocks sour cream. I bought some to make beef stroganov  a couple of weeks ago.


  • zola
  • The Legend

    • 2917

    • September 30, 2012, 06:56:11 am
    • Korea
Re: Has sour cream disappeared from Korea?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2019, 07:35:33 am »
In my city, Emart and Lotte mart both had sour cream. Then about a year ago they stopped stocking it at the same time. Maybe the supplier down here stopped supplying this area. I miss it.
Kpip! - Martin 2018


  • Lazio
  • Super Waygook

    • 263

    • January 27, 2018, 03:56:10 pm
    • Gyeongi-do
Re: Has sour cream disappeared from Korea?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2019, 09:28:49 am »
You can substitute it with a thicker plain yogurt like Quarg from Denmark (not the country, the dairy company) or mixing greek yogurt with regular plain yogurt depending on the consistency you want.

Or ultimately, you can simply make your own sour cream. All you need is fresh cream, milk and a bit of plain yogurt. It literally takes just mixing these and letting it sit for 12-18 hours depending on the temperature. I never really liked the taste of sour cream sold here, so even when it was available at most places, I just went with one of the above options.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2019, 09:33:37 am by Lazio »


Re: Has sour cream disappeared from Korea?
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2019, 11:36:00 am »
I also see it at the local Emart and also Emart Traders (in a much more economical amount). Traders also has pepper jack. Also at the local Emart I usually see both sour cream and many "decent" cheeses and meats on sale in the discount section. Helpful hint, check the discount section for things like sandwich meats and other good things to freeze, and check the dates. About a week after they go to 30% off, they will drop to 50% off. They keep really really well in the freezer.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2019, 11:40:05 am by lifeisgood6447 »


Re: Has sour cream disappeared from Korea?
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2019, 12:52:17 pm »
What's sour cream?


Re: Has sour cream disappeared from Korea?
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2019, 12:59:49 pm »
Cream
Lemon Juice
Milk
Jar
Shake
Kitchen Towel + elastic band
Room temperature
24 hours
Spoon
Mix
Done


  • JNM
  • The Legend

    • 4290

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: Has sour cream disappeared from Korea?
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2019, 01:12:24 pm »
I recall a couple of stock-outs at Costco in the past, but as others have said it has been available elsewhere.


Re: Has sour cream disappeared from Korea?
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2019, 02:28:27 pm »
I use greek yogurt instead of sour cream. It still has a semi-sour flavor, and the added perk of probiotics! The brand I see here is BIO at the marts.


  • SPQR
  • Super Waygook

    • 337

    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Canada
Re: Has sour cream disappeared from Korea?
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2019, 01:58:57 pm »
I also see it at the local Emart and also Emart Traders (in a much more economical amount). Traders also has pepper jack. Also at the local Emart I usually see both sour cream and many "decent" cheeses and meats on sale in the discount section. Helpful hint, check the discount section for things like sandwich meats and other good things to freeze, and check the dates. About a week after they go to 30% off, they will drop to 50% off. They keep really really well in the freezer.

Thanks for the heads-up.  Went there today and got some sour cream, a big block of pepper jack for 10,000, some
nuernberger sausages and some Colombian coffee beans.  Coffee at Traders is cheaper than Costco.  I did
notice the snack food section was not very good.  No potato chips etc.  Also the cafeteria food was not as
good as Costco.  Moreover I think Costco wins in the booze section hands down.

I guess every place has its good points and one has to make an effort to go to more than one store to get
the goods you want.


  • ewsick
  • Newgookin

    • 2

    • March 21, 2020, 12:36:09 am
Re: Has sour cream disappeared from Korea?
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2020, 12:44:16 am »
I used to use sour cream for burritos and homemade chip dip.

Costco used to carry it.  Has it gone for good?  Has anyone seen
any around?

BTW, Costco also no longer sells Pepper Jack  cheese or Coastal
Cheddar from England.  The latter was an amazingly old, bitey
cheddar.  Probably too much for the average Korean palate.


I guess so. I think you need to go to grocery stores frequented mostly by foreigners. Also, there's no sherry vinegar so that's bad I guess.  :lipsrsealed: