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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 Mari W from GA 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.
Mari W:  This soup is high sodium. That's the first thing I noticed besides the spice! Yikes! Definitely has a lot of red pepper flavoring. It had a meaty taste like beef. I could also taste the green onions and garlic with some ginger, I think.
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)?
Mari W:  I would definitely eat a salad to balance the saltiness of the soup. I would intake a lot of water and recommend no carbonated sodas due to the salt intake. Saltine crackers are ok if you like soup and crackers, but certainly a salad for me. I would also try chopsticks!
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Mari W:  This product packs a lot more flavor than other ramen products. Many times when the noodles come with a seasoning pack the water dilutes it. There are more things inside the soup, meaning more bits of mushrooms and green onions... really makes the soup feel like real soup.
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.
Mari W:  I just boiled water, opened the cup, poured boiling water in and then let it sit for about 5 minutes. I don't like soggy noodles so I don't let it go past that time. I added the seasoning before pouring in boiling water.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Mari W:  If your tastebuds are used to spicy food you will be able to enjoy it, with a few sniffles hear and there! (Spicy food is always good for my sinuses.) But if you are not into spicy food, this will light your ringtone fire. Make sure you have plenty of water nearby!
“If your tastebuds are used to spicy food you will be able to enjoy it, with a few sniffles hear and there!”
— Mari W,  GA

Thank you for your time, Mari W! We love your feedback.

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