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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 Noel H. from IL 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.
Noel H.:  The broth is intense with light flavor of onions and mushrooms, and a strong flavor of chili pepper, which leaves a strong, but not unpleasant, feeling of heat on your lips and mouth. People who enjoy spicy foods would not be disappointed with the flavor. The noodles are long, and wind well on a fork. The texture of the noodles is firm, but not overly chewy, with good taste.
“The broth is intense with light flavor of onions and mushrooms.”
— Noel H.,  IL
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)?
Noel H.:  I would add a step in the instructions which suggests to break the noodles into smaller pieces if eating with a spoon. This meal would also taste good with a raw egg cracked and drizzled into it immediately after cooking.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Noel H.:  I like most about the meal the level of heat in the spices. Most other meals that present themselves as spicy do not have a heat level that is strong but not overpowering.
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.
Noel H.:  I prepare the Shin cup using the microwave method. It seemed very easy to prepare with the very obvious waterline and the instructions were very easy to follow. The paper cup it self did not get too hot, so I was comfortable carrying it from my microwave to my table without a hot pad.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Noel H.:  I would describe the level of heat in this product as high, and suggest that it is suitable for people who like very spicy food. For people who do not like very spicy food, I would recommend not eating this meal.

Thank you for your time, Noel H.! We love your feedback.

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