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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 V. from PA 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 V.:  The spiciness is definitely there! I took a sip of the broth and proceeded to cough tremendously. The flavor was good it was smooth and you could definitely taste levels to it although the spiciness killed any flavor that I could identify. The texture of the noodles was good. They were not soggy. They were not crunchy, and they had a bite to them without being inappropriate for a microwave soup. Overall, it is exactly as advertised - a spicy noodle soup.
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 V.:  We like to add julienne vegetables, like carrots, onions, celery, excetera to our noodle soup. To make it more of a dinner entree, we would probably add some freshly sautéed meat or tofu.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Sarah V.:  Very rarely when you purchase a noodle bowl whether advertises it as spicy or not do you actually get a lot of spice in that dish. This one was a pleasant surprise in that the spice level was much greater than its comparative products. The price was good 98 cents is a doable amount to spend for this type of meal. It would be something that we could get on the go and is very easy to make.
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 V.:  I opened it and added water and the broth packet. I then put it in the microwave for 3 minutes. it was ready to go almost as soon as I pulled it out of the microwave. I think this is definitely an easy meal to put together and would be very good for taking to work and or school.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Sarah V.:  For someone who likes spiciness, I would say this is definitely a good flavor for them. The level of spice is definitely there not overwhelming and it doesn't linger painfully on the tongue. for someone who is dabbling in spiciness I would not recommend it as I think it might be too spicy for them.
“The spice level was much greater than its comparative products.”
— Sarah V.,  PA

Thank you for your time, Sarah V.! We love your feedback.

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