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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 Stephanie W. from SD 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.
Stephanie W.:  The texture of the noodles are perfectly al dente when cooked at 3 minutes and left to sit for about a minute. The flavor is good, but a little weak. It needs to be stronger. It has a great amount of spice though.
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)?
Stephanie W.:  I think it has good flavor, but it is a little weak. So personally I would add at least some salt or chicken/beef bouillon to add that extra flavor it needs. Another option is to add the water, cook for 3 minutes, sit for one minute, drain the water down to where there is about an inch of water left, then add the soup base. The water makes the flavor weak.
“The texture of the noodles are perfectly al dente.”
— Stephanie W.,  SD
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Stephanie W.:  I love the way the noodles cooked in the 3 minutes suggested. When I make ramen I have to cook it for 5-6 minutes to get the noodles that way.
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.
Stephanie W.:  I cooked it the way the packaging suggested. Although I will adjust that process the next time I buy it. The noodles cook way faster than regular ramen. And I love that the flavor is spicier and has more Asian flavors. It‚Äôs pretty simple to make as long as you have a microwave and hot water at your reach.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Stephanie W.:  On a scale of 1-5 (1=bland; 5=I am crying and can't breathe) I'd say it's at like a 2.5. It's spicy enough for you to need a drink near by, but not hot enough that it's a challenge.

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

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