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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 Erin D. from WI 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.
Erin D.:  This noodle cup burned me, in a good way. I could taste mainly red pepper flake, and a hint of ginger. The noodles were perfectly cooked after 3 minutes in the microwave, and had a smooth, but not slimy, texture. The broth and noodles together were delicious and spicy, but not hot enough to make my mouth burn for more than a few minutes.
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)?
Erin D.:  I think the combination of heat and spice would pair well with shrimp. I like the flavor on its own, and think some cooked shrimp would be all I would add.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Erin D.:  When I saw that it was spicy, I thought it might burn for a while after eating it. I like that the burn didn't stick around after eating the Shin cup. I think this is the only spicy variety of ramen that I've tried, and the spiciness made it seem less salty than other ramen noodle soups.
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.
Erin D.:  I followed the directions on the package. I opened it, put in the seasoning, added water to the fill line, and popped it in the microwave for 3 minutes. The shin cup was great for a quick dinner, but I wouldn't be able to eat it on my commute. It would be way too messy to eat in the car.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Erin D.:  The Shin cup is hot enough to make your eyes and nose water. It gets hotter as you keep eating, but your mouth will recover from the heat after just a minute or two.
“The shin cup was great for a quick dinner.”
— Erin D.,  WI

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