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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 Rose K. from OR 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.
Rose K.:  The flavor notes that I taste are red spicy peppers, green onion and maybe a hint of cilantro. When the soup first hit my tongue, all I got was the spiciness of the soup. It was so spicy that the spiceall I could taste. When I tasted more carefully I got the red pepper and green onion. The texture of the noodles is soft, but not mushy. They remind me of ramen noodles. The noodles in the broth is a good combination, it tastes like something I would get in a restaurant.
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)?
Rose K.:  I would enhance the cup by adding fresh veggies to it. I would love to get some bean sprouts and sautee them and add them to the cup. I could also see adding some fresh cilantro and lemon to give it a fruity zing.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Rose K.:  The thing I like the most about the Shin Cup is how spicy it is. It also has a nice hint if green onion. It tastes like something you would get in a restaurant.
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.
Rose K.:  I prepared the Shin Cup by boiling water, adding the spice packet, and letting the cup sit, covered, for 3 minutes. It was so easy - I didn't have to dirty a single dish! It would be great for college students in a dorm with a small kitchen. The level of convenience is great because it is just pour and go. You could pour the hot water in, drive to school with the cup in your card cup holder, and it would be ready by the time you got to school.
“It was so easy - I didn't have to dirty a single dish!”
— Rose K.,  OR
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Rose K.:  The spiciness level is a moderate to medium. My tolerance for spice is a bit lower than others, so it tastes pretty spicy to me. But, I would say it is not so spicy that the average person would not enjoy it. I sure did.

Thank you for your time, Rose K.! We love your feedback.

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