Art + Culture Beauty Food Home Life + Style Parenthood Travel Wellness Work

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 Lori A. from OH 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.
Lori A.:  The Nongshim cup of noodles has an overall spicy taste. I didn't notice any individual flavors, per say, just the medium spicyness of the broth. The texture of the noodles was al dente, not too firm and not too soft. I noticed the words 'natural flavors' on the ingredients list, and wonder if this product contains msg, something I usually try to avoid. It made for a filling meal, as many cup of noodles products have much less product than Nongshim does. This makes it a good value in my opinion!
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)?
Lori A.:  I would likely serve the Shin Cup of noodles over a plate of Nishiki white rice or brown rice. The flavor is good as is, but I would like to add curry and a bit of sweet orange juice the dish. I think that the flavors would complement one another.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Lori A.:  The Shin Cup contains more product than competitive similar products on the market. It has a burst of flavor that is omitted in other brands that I've tried.
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.
Lori A.:  This was very easy to prepare. I poured hot water, from my carafe directly on the noodles, as they sat in the original paper container. I prefer the paper to the styrofoam containers that some brands use. I placed the lid back onto the cup and waited a few minutes, then poured the contents of the flavor packet into the cup, and stirred a bit. The entire process was quick and convenient.
“Nongshim has a burst of flavor that is omitted in other brands that I've tried.”
— Lori A.,  OH
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Lori A.:  To me, this product contains a medium amount of spicyness. Some people might think this was very spicy... those who never eat spicy foods, that is.

Thank you for your time, Lori A.! We love your feedback.

Click here to learn about Nongshim!