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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 Ashley A. 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.
Ashley A.:  The noodles themselves were very good. They had an excellent texture, chewy but not too soft. I always cook this type of food using hot water as the microwave doesn't always give the best results. I have had Shin before, but not in the cup, and the broth is the same. Deliciously spicy. Probably one of the best spicy flavors I've ever had. It seems as if the flavor permeates through with the spice and wouldn't be as good without it. Noodles and broth together are perfect.
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)?
Ashley A.:  I occasionally put an egg in noodles of this sort, but I'm not quite sure how I would do it with the cup version. I may also add vegetables, such as cabbage. I sometimes also put butter in them, as it gives a little bit more flavor. Something to add more protein.
“Deliciously spicy.”
— Ashley A.,  MI
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Ashley A.:  My favorite part of the Shin Ramen is the spice. It's a great kind of spicy that burns so good. This spicy flavor is much better than any variety of other brands of ramen.
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.
Ashley A.:  I prepared the Shin Cup using the hot water method. It was quite easy; I just used my tea kettle and let it sit three minutes. On the go prep seems like it would be easy as well with access to a microwave.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Ashley A.:  The spice of this is a little difficult to describe. It has a kick in the beginning for sure, but it gets a little more mild as the mouth gets used to it. Definitely a delicious spicy, not too spicy.

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