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 Elizabeth A. from ID 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.
Elizabeth A.:  The only flavor my Walmart offered was The Gourmet spicy. It's definitely spicy, but not burning hot. The broth tastes of spices, onions and mushrooms. I could see that there were dried mushrooms when I was adding the water, but I was surprised at how flavorful it made the broth. The noodles were well done, but not smushy like they were overcooked. The flavors of the noodle and the broth blended well, without the spice being too overpowering as you ate it. The aftertaste of the spice was still really strong and spicy a few minutes after tasting.
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)?
Elizabeth A.:  There isn't a really meaty flavor to the broth, so I could see myself adding shrimp to it. I can imagine maybe cooking the noodles in water, and cooking stir-fry vegetables, adding the cooked noodles and the broth packet of cooked stir-fry vegetables.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Elizabeth A.:  The dried mushroom, onions and other vegetables really make it stand out from other Ramen. I really like the flavors in the spicy broth. I've never had a packaged noodles with so much flavor.
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.
Elizabeth A.:  I prepared at according to the microwave directions. it was difficult to find the fill line inside the package, but I was able to find it with some searching. This would be very easy to prepare on the go. I didn't use an electric kettle to heat up water and add boiling water to the package, but I could see me doing that easily at my office. I liked how the lid wasn't flimsy paper. That would make using the boiling water method more effective. I've had other ramens where the top rips when you open it, but that would be highly unlikely with this product.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Elizabeth A.:  For me it is really, really spicy. My husband tasted it and he thought it was just perfect, but he definitely prefers things more spicy than I do. The level of heat isn't as intense when you're eating it, as it is after you've swallowed.
“I've never had a packaged noodles with so much flavor.”
— Elizabeth A.,  ID

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