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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.
“I liked how the broth and noodles blended well to make an enjoyable soup.”
— Cheryl L.,  MI
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.

Thank you for your time, Cheryl L.! We love your feedback.

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