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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 L. 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.
Stephanie L.:  In the broth, I can definitely taste red pepper, and in the after taste left in my mouth, an abundance of black pepper. The texture of the noodles were very soft and flexible, cooked thoroughly per the microwave instructions, there was no raw or hard noodles, or even half cooked. I would compare the noodles to that of angel hair pasta in how thin they are. The overall taste of the noodles and broth was very flavorful, very spicy, but excellent. It wasn't just a hot spicy, it was a robust, spicy broth.
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 L.:  To enhance or make a meal with the Shin Cup, I would add strips of beef, preferably beef fajita meat, and make a bigger soup out of it. I wouldn't necessarily add anything to it, unless maybe vegetables like kernals of corn to it.
“It was a robust, spicy broth.”
— Stephanie L.,  TX
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Stephanie L.:  What I liked the most was the noodles were thinner and cooked thoroughly in the microwave. It was a lot spicier than the spicy flavored Ramen, lots more black pepper in the Shin Cup.
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 L.:  I prepared the Shin Cup in the microwave, per the instructions on the container, which was 3 minutes adding room temperature tap water first along with the packet. It cooked perfectly, no adjustment needed. This is perfect for taking to work for lunch or midday snack, even a late night snack. It's so simple.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Stephanie L.:  I actually had my husband try it, and beforehand I described the spiciness on a scale of one to ten, and gave it 8/8.5. He thought it was more of a 9. Strong flavor of Red Chili peppers and black pepper!

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

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