Gourmet Ramen, Anytime x Anywhere

Thanks for your feedback, William B, glad you liked it.


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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 William B from ND about Nongshim and here's what he 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.
William B:  The noodles have a "linguini" texture to them, albeit, after the first couple of bites the spices seem to numb the lips and tongue and I could have been chewing on the container itself and not known the difference...LOL. I did not put as much water in as directed, about 3/4 of what was recommended so the broth is a little thicker than what would be expected and somewhat spicier I expect. All in all, the broth and noodles actually compliment each other. Especially after letting it sit for about 10 minutes or so after the first couple of bites. The red chili powder definitely wakes the palate and the tenderness of the noodles keeps any abrasiveness away.
“The red chili powder definitely wakes the palate and the tenderness of the noodles keeps any abrasiveness away.”
— William B,  ND
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)?
William B:  I would add some lime tortilla chips with it for a snack. As part of a meal mix (with the broth) about 5 or 6 cups together with some braised beef sirloin steak strips or broiled chicken that has been pulled. Also, mix a cup with some fresh mango pieces wrapped in a flour tortilla that has had a light spread of butter, honey or even horseradish on it.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
William B:  The noodles do not get "mushy" after sitting for awhile, nor do they get "crinkly" within a short period of time. The broth, as well, stays within the noodles, whereas with other ramen it dries upbor dissipates.
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.
William B:  First I took the entire top off. I then poured the seasoning on top of the dried noodles and placed the cup under a Verismo machine and filled it about 1/4 of the way shy of the directions with hot water. Placing the top on I let it sit about 10 minutes before eating.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
William B:  I would say it was above average spicy, yet not too spicy that it cannot be comfortably eaten and enjoyed. Though, of course, personal preferance it is when it comes to spices in food.