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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 Sharon F. from MS 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.
Sharon F.:  The broth is incredibly spicy, but it is hearty and the salt and other spices are well blended without being too strong. Normally, I find things like this too salty. The texture of the noodles was surprisingly soft and supple without being overcooked. When eaten together, the noodles seem to make the broth slightly less spicy.
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)?
Sharon F.:  I would cook it and add fresh vegetables, (more mushrooms, carrots, bean sprouts, zucchini, etc) shrimp, chicken, pork, or beef to turn it into something like a Pho bowl. I think the additions would make the spiciness just right.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Sharon F.:  The texture of the noodles is outstanding. I found the flavor to taste less artificial. The little pieces of Shiitake mushrooms were delicious.
“The little pieces of Shiitake mushrooms were delicious.”
— Sharon F.,  MS
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.
Sharon F.:  Added water to the line and microwaved for 3 minutes. It was very simple to make and I imagine it could be made with hot water anywhere.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Sharon F.:  It is much hotter than a jalapeno, but not as hot as a habanero. The spiciness takes a backseat when the overall flavor kicks in. It is delicious.

Thank you for your time, Sharon F.! We love your feedback.

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