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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 Rabia M. from VA 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.
Rabia M.:  Even thought the flavoring has enough sodium to occupy you for days, the spiciness waits a few seconds before giving your throat a good burn. The texture of the noodles has a chewing taste to it that keeps you occupied as you enjoy the various flavors of spice from the soup base, and the dried vegetables that had already been added beforehand. Lastly, the noodles would have been like a smoothie without a straw if the soup base wasn't mixed with it. The noodles would have been too bland!
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)?
Rabia M.:  To add a bit more of color, I would slice up a cooked egg and add in some tofu! Sure there are dried vegetables already in there, but adding some eggs, today, and even spinach enchanes the taste to these steamy noodles.
“You enjoy the various flavors of spice from the soup base.”
— Rabia M.,  VA
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Rabia M.:  This cup had a more spiciness rate than other ramen and cup noodle cups that I have had. Other cups already have the broth sprinkled beforehand, but this cup has the broth in a package so you can adjust how much spiciness or flavor you want added into your meal!
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.
Rabia M.:  Like any other ramen or cup noodle product, the instructions are written clearly in English. They aren't hard at all to follow, as I just poured hot water into the cup and popped them into the oven for three minutes. When they were done, I poured in the rest of the both and it was ready.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Rabia M.:  Honestly, anyone's taste buds would burn if they dug right into the cup without letting the heat and spice calm down. This is really not for someone who can handle a burn of heat after a few seconds at the back of their throat, or someone that can't bear hot noodles.

Thank you for your time, Rabia M.! We love your feedback.

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