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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 Elaine H. from ME 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.
Elaine H.:  I prepared this according to the microwave instructions then let sit for 2 minutes before stirring and eating. The first thing I tasted reminded me of fish sauce, it was a light flavor, not overwhelming or unpleasant. Then I noticed what tasted like chilli pepper or cayenne pepper, again not overwhelming. It provided a nice, pleasant heat to the dish that doesn't linger or leave your mouth on fire for minutes on end. I enjoy well made and balanced spicy dishes and this noodle bowl definitely fits that description! The noodles are light and almost creamy; carrying the taste of the dish nicely. There was just the right amount of noodles so that I felt full but not overly so. I would definitely buy this noodle bowl again! It made a great dinner for me when my husband had to unexpectedly work late.
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)?
Elaine H.:  I would love to see more vegetables in the dish, especially more mushrooms. I really like mushrooms in a spicy dish, especially with noodles. They add a nice meat like texture without the meat.
“I loved the bold flavors. ”
— Elaine H.,  ME
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Elaine H.:  I loved the bold flavors; the dishes didn't fall flat or taste incredibly salty like other ramen dishes do. I also enjoyed that this dish made me feel full without having to drink the broth, like I have to do with other ramen dishes.
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.
Elaine H.:  I prepared the dish according to the microwave instructions. The only thing I found difficult was finding the line in the cup to fill the water up to. I microwaved the dish for 3 mins as instructed on the side of the bowl, then let it sit for 2 mins, then stirred the dish and began eating. All in all, this was very easy to make and very satisfying.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Elaine H.:  I would say that this dish is spicy in a pleasant way. The heat doesn't linger or make your mouth feel like it's on fire; or your lips for that matter. The heat was comparable to wasabi; it's spicy when you first put it in your mouth but then the heat goes away.

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

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