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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 Lisa H. from TX 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.
Lisa H.:  To open, I peeled back the top paper cover about 3/4 of the way, which was fairly easy to peel. Inside was one soup packet containing spicy powder for the broth which I opened and poured into the cup. The dehydrated vegetables were already sitting on top of the noodles which was a nice convenience. I then filled the cup with boiling hot water to the indicated water line inside the cup and recovered it with the paper cover that was still attached. I placed a small plate on top to keep the steam from escaping and waited 3 mins as suggested per directions on cup. I opened the cup to a steamy and pleasantly appetizing aroma salivating as I stirred the noodles around. I slurped the surprisingly soft and fluffy like noodles that were soaking in the boldy rich salty and spicy broth. There was just enough kick of spice where a glass of water wasn't necessary. I finished each mouthful of noodles with a gulp of refreshing rich broth. I had demolished the delicious noodles as quickly as they took to cook. I was left more than pleased, but craving for more.
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)?
Lisa H.:  The noodles taste great even alone, but to spice things up I would add fried cubes of spam or hotdog slices, a halved hard boiled egg, or drop in a poached egg as my choice of protein. In addition to meat, for veggies diced scallions with fried kimchi and topping it all off with cheese would be amazing.
“I was left more than pleased, but craving for more.”
— Lisa H.,  TX
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Lisa H.:  Shin Cup is by far one of the richest in flavor when it comes to the broth in comparison to other competitors. The soft, fluffy texture of the noodles instead of soggy noodles when left to sit too long also makes these noodles a winner.
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.
Lisa H.:  To open, I peeled back the top paper cover about 3/4 of the way, which was fairly easy to peel. Inside was one soup packet containing spicy powder for the broth which I opened and poured into the cup. The dehydrated vegetables were already sitting on top of the noodles which was a nice convenience. I then filled the cup with boiling hot water to the indicated water line inside the cup and recovered it with the paper cover that was still attached. I placed a small plate on top to keep the steam from escaping and waited 3 mins as suggested per directions on cup. The directions were very clear and easy to understand and preparation was easy as cake. This cup doesn't get too hot which makes it easy to hold and carry around if you're on the go.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Lisa H.:  The level of heat is about a medium. There was just enough kick of spice in the broth where a glass of water wasn't necessary for someone who is not new to spicy food. If you are a lover of spicy things, but don't like your mouth being on fire, this is the perfect level of spiciness. If you don't do well with spicy food you would probably need a glass of water to cool you down.

Thank you for your time, Lisa H.! We love your feedback.

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