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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 Janis K from CA 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.
Janis K:  This soup is robust and flavorful. The overall taste is savory with some heat to it. First you taste the savory broth with the mushroom and onion, then comes the kick of the chile. The noodles are firm, but not chewy and have a smooth texture.
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)?
Janis K:  I would use the Shin Cup as a foundation with some stir-fried vegetables on top (broccoli, baby carrots, mushrooms, etc). If I just wanted a quick lunch and didn't have time to make the vegetables I would add some crispy wonton strips and eat it out of the cup alongside my tea and raw vegetable platter.
“I'm glad this cup offers quality, but is still as easy as some of the lesser quality cups.”
— Janis K,  CA
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Janis K:  I like the Shin cup because it is a step up from a regular cup of noodles or package of ramen. It has more vegetables and more flavor. I like the heat.
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.
Janis K:  I just filled the Shin cup with water from my water cooler and microwaved it for 3 minutes. It was super simple. I love that because I'm super busy! I'm glad this cup offers quality, but is still as easy as some of the lesser quality cups.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Janis K:  This soup is spicy. I'd call it a medium level of spice, because it does have quite a bite to it, but not enough to cause your mouth to hurt or feel raw. It's the perfect level of spicy for me. If you're not a fan of spicy foods it may seem very hot.

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

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