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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 Rina C. from IA 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.
Rina C.:  The broth has a nice, significant heat level and pleasant vegetable flavor. I can taste red chili pepper and green onion notes. The broth is a bit salty for my preferences. The noodles's texture is nicely firm; they hold their form in the broth and are neither mushy nor too firm. The noodles taste good in the broth and are nicely complimented by the various vegetable flavors.
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)?
Rina C.:  If I were preparing this product at home, I might add diced extra-firm tofu. I might also add chopped fresh green onions as a garnish even though there are dried green onions included in the soup cup ingredients.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Rina C.:  This product provides a fast and convenient way to prepare ramen. Unlike traditional ramen mix pouches, I can prepare this easily in a gas station while traveling. I appreciate the presence of large pieces of shiitake mushrooms in the dry mix, which add visual appeal and flavor.
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.
Rina C.:  In a gas station, I added the soup base powder to the cup, poured steaming hot water up to the indicated line, left it covered for three minutes, and then stirred thoroughly. The instructions on the package were clear and the necessary preparation steps were very convenient. The package was well-designed in terms of including enough space at the top to stir the contents without spilling. I am traveling right now and was pleased with the ease of use of this product for a quick meal on the go.
“The noodles taste good in the broth and are nicely complimented by the various vegetable flavors.”
— Rina C.,  IA
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Rina C.:  I would rate the spice level of this soup as just right. To me, it is pleasantly spicy but not overly so. I would have been disappointed with less heat since the package says "gourmet spicy." However, It would definitely be too spicy for some of my family members' preferences.

Thank you for your time, Rina C.! We love your feedback.

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