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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 Tracy G. from OK 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.
Tracy G.:  The overall flavor has a definite spicy note, it leaves some heat on your tongue. The broth is flavorful, but it's hard to determine exactly what flavors it is that I'm getting. As you continue to eat it it just tastes 'hot' with no lasting flavor to the broth. The noodles are your typical ramen noodles, but when prepared as directed in the microwave they seem a bit chewy.
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)?
Tracy G.:  I think it would work well as a side for other Asian dishes cooked in the home, as well as used to whip up a quick personal serving of noodles by setting the flavor pack aside and adding my own ingredients to them.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Tracy G.:  I liked the larger pieces of vegetables, such as mushrooms. It was nice to be able to tell what they were for once. It differs from other ramen that I have tried, in that I didn't know what flavor to expect. Shin is not something I am familiar with.
“The heat is lasting.”
— Tracy G.,  OK
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.
Tracy G.:  As directed on the package I poured the seasoning in, added water to the line and microwaved it for 3 minutes. It was very easy and would be convenient, as most places have microwaves.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Tracy G.:  I would say it has some definite bite to it and on a scale of 1-10 heat I would give it a 6 or 7. The heat is lasting even after pausing after bites.

Thank you for your time, Tracy G.! We love your feedback.

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