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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 Colleen L. from NY 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.
Colleen L.:  The noodles came out perfect. I was initially a little worried it might be too spicy but I loved the taste, especially the chili pepper flavors. It wasn't overly salty like many similar meals. I would keep a few of these in my desk to have at lunch from time to time.
“The noodles came out perfect. ”
— Colleen L.,  NY
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)?
Colleen L.:  I think the next time I have this, I would add a teaspoon of peanut butter to make it taste like a south Pad Thai. If I were at home, I may add some extra vegetables.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Colleen L.:  I may not have picked this up if it were not for this review opportunity and in glad I got to try it! I liked that out is spicier than other ramen noodles. I also like that it doesn't taste overly salty. It is also convenient that it can be put in the microwave. I have noticed that others instruct you to boil water first and add the water to the cup. While that is still easy prep, it is not as convenient if preparing away from home. Will definitely try again!
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.
Colleen L.:  I prepared my Shin Cup using the microwave directions printed on the cup. I found out to be very simple. It is convenient enough where I would keep a couple at work for an easy meal.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Colleen L.:  If someone did not like spicy items I would definitely warn them about the heat. I would say it's a 6 or 7 out of 10 spiciness. If someone molded even a little heat I would encourage them to try it. Perhaps they could add less of the base to adjust the heat.

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

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