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Gourmet Spicy Shin Cup

Deliciously spicy and perfectly affordable, the Nongshim Shin Cup is an ideal pick for on-the-go eating. You’ll love the bright, satisfying heat and mix of flavors in this gourmet ramen. It’s a quick-prepare soup that’s just as good at home (with extras like a cracked egg and veggies) as it is on your lunch break (ready in a flash). All you have to do is wait for 3 minutes — stir well + serve. These shin cups are versatile and so simple to make.

We talked to Kim P. from LA about NONGSHIM, and here is what she had to say:

Q: Describe the different flavor notes that you taste in the broth, the texture of the noodles, and overall taste of the noodles in the broth.
Kim P.:  The texture of the noodles was perfect with just the right amount of toothsome bite. I could taste beef, lots of spice, mushroom back notes and mild green onion flavor. The prominent note was spice - chile oils or chile peppers. The broth flavor was rich and had great flavor and perfectly complemented the noodles. I ate this as is for a quick lunch, but there are so many add ons you could use to make it more substantial, but I thought it was perfect the way it is sold.
“This is not boring, styrofoam filler food like the bland salty ramen we've come to expect.”
— Kim P.,  LA
Q: How would you choose to enhance your mealtime experience of the Shin Cup (e.g. what would you add to it, or what recipes would you make with it)?
Kim P.:  There are so many ways to enhance Nongshim Noodles! I like to crack in an egg while it's cooking because the egg cooks through perfectly in the boiling water. Egg gives the Nongshim noodles a rich depth while enhancing the broth umami. I also like to add extra fresh green onions to give it a different flavor profile and to add leftover rotisserie chicken. It makes a huge portion to share. The last unusual addition I have added is American cheese. It sounds weird but the noodle, spice, onion and cheese combination is amazing. Don't knock it until you've tried it - and you really should try it! It's crazy, spicy unusual noodle goodness.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Kim P.:  I love the extra flavor of the Shin Cup and the texture of the noodles. This is not boring, styrofoam filler food like the bland salty ramen we've come to expect. Nongshim Shin Cup is a meal packed with flavor and adaptable enough to never be boring.
Q: Describe how you prepared the Shin Cup, the level of convenience in preparing it, and your thoughts on its ease of preparation on-the-go.
Kim P.:  I prepared the Shin Cup with boiling water per the directions. As a quick lunch, this couldn't be simpler. Heat the kettle, add the water and add ons if you like. Three short minutes later and tasty lunch is done. It is super convenient and more exciting than a boring sandwich.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Kim P.:  Shin Cup does have a high spice level. I would recommend this to anyone that likes spicy food for certain. If someone isn't as fond of chile oil or spice, I'd recommend using less of the spice packet because the flavor is just as rich and awesome.

Thank you for your time, Kim P.! We love your feedback.

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