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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 Sarah M. from WV 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.
Sarah M.:  The broth had a rich, meaty flavor with a good kick of spiciness. The noodles were firm yet tender, unlike the often-mushy or rubbery texture of the cheaper ramen-style cup noodles. Together, the noodles and broth together made a hearty soup. If I bought these again I would add about 4 ounces of cooked shrimp and/or chicken to round it out as a full meal with protein.
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)?
Sarah M.:  These noodles were very tasty and if I bought them again I would add shrimp or chicken to round it out as a complete meal. I would also sprinkle them with dried chow mein noodles for a delightful crunchy topping.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Sarah M.:  Most ramen-type noodles and cup noodles tend to be either rubbery or mushy. These noodles had a very authentic texture like you get at an Asian noodle shop and as well, the broth was meaty and spicy, unlike cheap noodles where the main flavor is artificial-tasting and much too salty.
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.
Sarah M.:  I added boiling water and waited 5 minutes for the noodles to rehydrate and warm through. The packaging makes for an extremely easy, fast and convenient preparation. I was thinking that these would be great for camping and backpacking since they are so quick to prepare and don't need cooking time except just to heat a small pot of water.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Sarah M.:  The level of heat and spiciness was pretty much exactly what I expected based on the labeling on the package. If I knew someone liked really spicy food I would recommend that they add some Thai hot chili-garlic sauce to kick up the heat a notch.
“The broth had a rich, meaty flavor with a good kick of spiciness. ”
— Sarah M.,  WV

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