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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 Megan A. from NH 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.
Megan A.:  Opening the lid of the cup after it had steeped for three mins, there was a nice strong flavor aroma. You could smell the spices and the heat of the flavor to come. The broth, very aromatic, had a nice strong flavor, salty but with a lot of spice. It went down smoothly with a nice spicy after taste. The noodles, after steeping for a few minutes to soften, were loaded with the spice they had absorbed from the broth. They were soft, but not chewy, just right. I could definitely see this as a nice quick lunch or snack thought out the day. It was easy to make and I was quite impressed with the amount of spice and the aroma.
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)?
Megan A.:  If I were to make this as a lunch or dinner, I would most likely include a side salad or something to help offset the spice. If I were to make this for my family meal, I may add some cut up chicken and extra veggies to make it more of a main course soup.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Megan A.:  The biggest difference I noticed with the appearance is that the cup is significantly bigger. The flavor packet also included different herbs/veggies that most other ramen brands do not. The saltiness also was not as intense, which is a good thing.
“It was easy to make and I was quite impressed with the amount of spice and the aroma.”
— Megan A.,  NH
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.
Megan A.:  I heated water in the microwave, poured it into the cup and let it steel for 3-5 mins until the noodles were soft. I gave it a good stir and enjoyed the flavors that were coming from the cup. I then enjoyed the broth first, followed by the noodles
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Megan A.:  I would definitely let them know that there is quite a bit of spice. It is not mouth burning but produces a good amount of heat in your mouth. All in all, on a scale from 1-10, a 7.

Thank you for your time, Megan A.! We love your feedback.

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