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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 Katherine M. from MD 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.
Katherine M.:  The broth is moderately spicy, quite salty, and has a lingering oiliness, as well as a clear presence of cayenne and black pepper, garlic and some herbs. The noodles are nothing special taste-wise, but pick up flavor from the broth. Following the cooking directions, the noodles are perfectly cooked, being somewhat soft but retaining somewhat of a chewy texture as well.
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)?
Katherine M.:  I would probably choose to add some diced tofu, cilantro leaves, sliced green onions, and shiitake mushrooms.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Katherine M.:  I like that it includes some pieces of dried vegetables like mushrooms and green onions, which makes it feel like it has more substance than other instant ramen. The price point is also very affordable and the ability to make it right inside the packaging is very convenient.
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.
Katherine M.:  I prepared the Shin Cup according to the microwave instructions on the packaging. First, I poured the powdered broth mix into the cup and filled it to the line with tap water. I then microwaved it for three minutes and stirred the contents before eating.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Katherine M.:  I would say that it is not super spicy, but that people who have an aversion to any spiciness in food would not like it.
“I like that it includes some pieces of dried vegetables like mushrooms and green onions, which makes it feel like it has more substance than other instant ramen. ”
— Katherine M.,  MD

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