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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 Donna L. from MI 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.
Donna L.:  What I mostly tasted in the broth was chili pepper and green onion. The broth at the bottom of the cup in the last few spoonfuls was delicious. For some reason, though, even though I stirred the product well after it was heated - and I know I stirred it well because I kept stirring to cool it down - the first half of the broth was SO spicy that it made me cough, and it made my nose run. Not sure why the top half of the broth was so spicy, while the bottom part was pleasantly spicy, but not outrageously spicy. The noodles were nice and tender. The same with the noodles, also the first half of the cup was extremely spicy, while the second half was spicy, but not over done spicy.
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)?
Donna L.:  Hadn't really thought of this prior, but it might be good with some added veggies like broccoli, bok choy, baby corn, and some cooked chicken or beef or even pork added.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Donna L.:  I love spicy foods, and the Shin Cup was definitely spicy! I like the broth because it was different from most ramen that is chicken or beef flavored!
“ I like the broth because it was different from most ramen that is chicken or beef flavored!”
— Donna L.,  MI
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.
Donna L.:  I poured the soup base packet into the cup, and then added water to the fill line, and then microwaved it for three minutes. When it was done heating, I stirred it well and continued to stir to help cool it off so I could eat it. If you have access to hot tap water, it would be easy to make on-the-go, but if you don't have hot water, I'm not sure how well the noodles would soften.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Donna L.:  I would tell them it is not for the faint of heart! It was extremely spicy, but just odd that, as I answered in a previous question the whole cup wasn't like that. The first half or so was extremely spicy - to the point of coughing and a runny nose - and the second half was still spicy, but not overly so.

Thank you for your time, Donna L.! We love your feedback.

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