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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 Stephanie C. from MA 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.
Stephanie C.:  The first flavor that I noticed quickly was a chile/spicy bite on my tongue. After another bite or two, I began to notice an underlying mushroom flavor and some peppery taste. The noodles are very thin and are perfect for capturing the broth taste. The broth itself is not very salty at all, which was a pleasant surprise. Overall this was quite enjoyable and quick and easy to prepare. I really love how spicy it is.
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)?
Stephanie C.:  One thing I would try adding would be some small vegetables and chicken or tofu if I wanted to have it for lunch. For dinner, I would serve it as an appetizer soup and pair it with a miso or grilled/seasoned salmon.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Stephanie C.:  I really enjoyed most of the small veggies inside like the scallions and carrots and how they provided a little crunchiness to it. Other ramen I have tried are usually just the seasoning and noodles and don't offer anything that gives a different experience. Other ramens also taste salty to me and perhaps how spicy it was helps to hide any salty taste.
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.
Stephanie C.:  It was so easy to prepare. I just took the lid off, filled water to the line, and microwaved it for three minutes. I did have to wait a few after it was done as it was way too hot to eat right away. Overall, it was extremely easy to prepare.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Stephanie C.:  The level of heat seems extreme upon the first taste or two, but quickly disappeared into a flavorful, enjoyable spicy. The general spiciness is a chile/peppery taste.
“It was extremely easy to prepare.”
— Stephanie C.,  MA

Thank you for your time, Stephanie C.! We love your feedback.

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