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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 Shari S from KS 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.
Shari S:  I really first noticed the spicy notes from the peppers. I was a little hesitant but was very pleasantly surprised that is was a very nice balance of heat. However, not everyone would appreciate heat levels, but it was not overpowering. The noodles are a nice texture, perhaps a little more al dente than perfect, but good and not mushy. I noticed nice spice hints of the green onions. I do not eat mushrooms typically and I noticed on label, but nice balance there. After further bites of soup, I did experience higher heat level than with the first bites. Nice salt level too! Not too salty like Ramens and not bland either. Nice affordable option to pack as a lunch. Great flavor for the price!
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)?
Shari S:  I might add extra liquid to bring heat levels down. The soup starts with a lovely heat balance but after half way through lips are burning and a little hotter than I would like. But if I were to add the additional water it would help. I also think that some hints of garlic would be a good addition. I think adding crispy chow mein noodles would help make more of a meal.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Shari S:  Good serving size. Nice flavor if you can manage heat level, or would be nice for additional milder options.
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.
Shari S:  Great!
“Great flavor for the price!”
— Shari S,  KS
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Shari S:  I would explain to others that the heat level starts off very nice. After halfway through the cup heat levels are a little bit more intensified in your mouth, you can feel it on your lips and tongue. However, even at the hotter level stage, it's not overwhelming. However, it would be nice to have a milder version.

Thank you for your time, Shari S! We love your feedback.

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