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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 Chanel J. from NC 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.
Chanel J.:  The broth tastes like it's beef based, the taste isn't obvious or overpowering but it's noticeable. It provides a nice foundation for the hint of spice that comes with the first bite. The spice is warm, not too salty, and builds nicely over time. You're left with a good meal that barely requires any additional seasoning.
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)?
Chanel J.:  I would definitely add some sriracha for added heat. As someone who deeply enjoys spicy food, the product itself isn't quite spicy enough for me. But it definitely provides a solid starting point for authentic ramen. If you add some sliced beef or a soft boiled egg, seaweed and bamboo shoots, you've got a pretty decent bowl!
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Chanel J.:  Honestly, what I liked most was the design of the cup. It looks like something you would purchase at an Asian Food market.
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.
Chanel J.:  I poured boiling water into the cup and let it sit. It was easier to do it that way because I was already making tea. Although they would have been just as easy to make had I been at work.
“The spice is warm, not too salty, and builds nicely over time.”
— Chanel J.,  NC
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Chanel J.:  If I was recommending it to someone who couldn't handle even the smallest bit of spicy food, I'd tell them to steer clear. Otherwise, I'd say there's a small kick to it that builds up over time, but there is still room to add sriracha.

Thank you for your time, Chanel J.! We love your feedback.

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