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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 Donna P from VA 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.
Donna P:  These were good noodles. The directions said 3 minutes, and after 3 minutes the noodles were soft and ready to eat (contrasting from other brands of similar noodles that take longer than the directions say). It is nice that there are carrots and green onions in the broth. There is also some mushroom flavor. The broth and noodles have a mouth feel like soup made with stock. The heat is reminiscent of crawfish in Louisianna (not for the faint of heart). This would be a tremendous side for a Po'Boy.
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)?
Donna P:  It would be good with zucchini, or with a Po'Boy. Or the way I normally prepare these noodles is to put some greens in a bowl and the noodles on top so the greens get scalded as the noodles cook. Or I might try adding some peanut butter to the broth.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Donna P:  What I liked most was the green onions, carrots and mushrooms. The mouth feel was also nice.
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.
Donna P:  Preparation could not be more simple: I pulled the lid back half way, added hot water, let the lid back down, and waited 3 minutes. Voila! Soup was ready. It comes in a to-go cup, so you can use it anywhere.
“This would be a tremendous side for a Po'Boy.”
— Donna P,  VA
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Donna P:  It is hot enough to be popular among fraternity boys. But if that's not for you, you could probably cool it off by adding some sugar (trick I learned in Cambodia), or serve it with cold yogurt and rice.

Thank you for your time, Donna P! We love your feedback.

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