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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 Ally Q 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.
Ally Q:  The noodles were very close in thickness to fresh ramen noodles. The noodles had a springy texture that was firm and chewy at the same time. They were definitely not mushy, even after sitting in the soup for more than 10 minutes. The flavor was described as spicy, but I did not find it to be overly spicy, just the right amount of spice for my preferred flavor level, plus I would be able to adjust the level of flavor and spice by the amount of seasoning from packet.
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)?
Ally Q:  To enhance the Shin Cup, I would put pieces of left-over rotisserie chicken and maybe even some sliced green onions into the cup. This would be a great home ramen soup when one can't get to a ramen restaurant.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Ally Q:  The most memorable part of eating the Shin Cup is that the noodles were the most authentic tasting, especially the chewiness of its bite. It also didn't get soggy even after it sat in the hot broth for more than 10 minutes.
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.
Ally Q:  I boiled the water in an electric water kettle, which took less than 5 minutes. Then I sprinkled the seasoning into the cup and poured the water to its recommended level. I waited for about 4 minutes and then used a fork to mix the soup and noodles together. The entire process took less than 10 minutes!
“It was not extremely spicy or hot, but had a bold spicy flavor that I really enjoyed.”
— Ally Q,  OR
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Ally Q:  This cup had just the right amount of spices in its soup packet. It was not extremely spicy or hot, but had a bold spicy flavor that I really enjoyed.

Thank you for your time, Ally Q! We love your feedback.

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