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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.
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.
“The texture of the noodles are perfectly al dente.”
— Stephanie W.,  SD

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