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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 Stacy M. from TN 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.
Stacy M.:  The noodles in the Nongshim cup were firm yet very soft, which was really nice. The broth was also very flavorful and the little chunks of vegetable added to the overall flavor and made it seem more filling than usual noodle cups. Altogether, the noodles and broth both turned out to be very delicious, and had a bit of a kick too.
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)?
Stacy M.:  I would probably add more texture to the cup with some sautéed mushroom and zucchini chunks. You could put the vegetables in a pan to crisp up and carmelize, then mix the veggies with the cups contents in a bowl. In addition, instead of using just plain water, try mixing some beef or chicken stock to amp up the flavor and garnish with some scallions.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Stacy M.:  I actually liked the noodle texture better than most other ramen cups. They seem to be a bit firmer than most, rather than just fluffy and soft. Also, the larger chunks of mushroom and veggies really made the cup stand out to me.
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.
Stacy M.:  All that was needed to prepare the cup, in the quickest way possible, was to dump the contents of the soup pack on top of the noodles and pour water to the fill line. After that, just putting the cup in the microwave for 3 minutes cooked the contents entirely. I feel like it's just as convenient as any other ramen brand.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Stacy M.:  The spiciness in the cup was more than any other brand of ramen I've tried, which I enjoy. Even if you don't care for very much spiciness, you could just put a little less of the soup base into the cup and I feel like it wouldn't affect the depth of the broth much at all.
“Altogether, the noodles and broth both turned out to be very delicious.”
— Stacy M.,  TN

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