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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 Laura B. from NV 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.
Laura B.:  First of all, WHOA, this soup is REALLY spicy! When you first start to eat it, it is absolutely amazing. You can taste the real green onion and mushrooms that are included in the soup. The noodles themselves are very thin and practically melt in your mouth. They are not gummy or starchy in the slightest. You also start to get a hint of chili flakes at the beginning. It is on about bite three or four though, that your mouth begins to set fire in a delicious way. It starts as soon as you swallow the noodles, but not while you are chewing them. It is because of this phenomenon that you continue to take bites. It is quite funny actually. They are too good to put down but you know your mouth cannot take anymore! I really liked these and I will purchase them again!
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)?
Laura B.:  Next time I am going to add scrambled eggs to it. I am also going to let the soup marinate for five minutes in the hot water to soak up the flavors and then drain all the broth completely so it is more like chow mein. I think a drizzle of teriyaki sauce might also take away a little bit of the spicy chili flavor that becomes the only focus after a few bites. It is going to be incredible.
“I really liked these and I will purchase them again!”
— Laura B.,  NV
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Laura B.:  I really liked the amount of extras put into this ramen cup. The mushrooms and green onion were enormous and actually tasted like they are supposed to. The other ramen brands add flavorless dried vegetables to their noodle cups and you can never seem to get them to soften enough to resemble vegetables at all. This ramen was so much better in that way. The noodles were not starchy either. It really made the noodles pick up the flavors around them.
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.
Laura B.:  I decided to use the add hot water to the cup option and then wait three minutes. I believe that it is more convenient to do it that way, because most ramen cups end up boiling over in the microwave. It creates a huge mess and ultimately makes the soup lose a lot of potential flavor. It is incredibly convenient for on the go if you plan on having it on your lunch break since you only need to add hot water and bring a fork. For obvious reasons, I would not recommend the shin cup if you are planning on driving and eating.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Laura B.:  If you love spicy food that makes your nose run and sets your mouth on fire like you just drank a bottle of liquid chili flakes, this ramen is definitely for you. It will burn your mouth like a juicy raw jalapeno does.

Thank you for your time, Laura B.! We love your feedback.

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