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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 Cheryl L. from MI 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.
Cheryl L.:  I tasted the broth first to determine the spices and flavor. The broth is very spicy and hot to the tongue. I taste what I believe is a combination of cayenne pepper and black pepper due to the spiciness and color of the broth. The noodles had a little bite to them but I believe it was because they had just come out of the microwave. Once the noodles began to soak up the broth, the overall initial hot spice toned down a bit, the noodles softened up and it was more enjoyable to eat.
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)?
Cheryl L.:  I would definitely add a few more ingredients to make this a more hearty lunch. I would add some sautéed chicken breast, cut up in bit size pieces. I would also add some freshly chopped green and purple onions for crunch. I think some chopped Thai basil and cilantro would give it a slightly different flavor profile. Lastly, I would top it with lime juice and a few splashes of hoisin sauce to freshen up the noodle soup.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Cheryl L.:  I liked the heat level when the noodles soaked up the broth. It seemed to marry well together. I liked how the broth and noodles blended well to make an enjoyable soup. I like the addition of the mushroom and other vegetables like carrots and onion that edged it out in flavor in comparison to other ramen soups on the market.
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.
Cheryl L.:  There were two ways to prepare the soup on the package. You could add hot water and let it sit or add lukewarm water and microwave. I chose the latter to prepare the soup. It was pretty simple to prepare the soup the way I did however I believe it would be just as simple to prepare it the other way. I think if you don‚Äôt like a hot soup (temperature wise), you can control the temperature of your soup if you prepare it by just adding water and letting it sit.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Cheryl L.:  I would say the soup is quite spicy when you first make the soup from either of the cooking directions. However, the level of heat and spiciness does tone down a bit when it combines with the noodles and has sat for a bit of time.
“I liked how the broth and noodles blended well to make an enjoyable soup.”
— Cheryl L.,  MI

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