Gourmet Ramen, Anytime x Anywhere
Thanks for your feedback, Daniel S., 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 Daniel S. from IA 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.
Daniel S.: The initial aroma is clearly Asian with spicy notes. As I first tasted the soup it had a zing, but not too much, as even the vegetable flavor came through the spices. One of the flavors that stood out to me was the fresh tasting mushrooms. The noodle texture was not mushy or hard, but it instead had a great texture. I found the broth to be warm, filling, and satisfying. Afterwards the spice lingered, but in a great way that made me want more soup.
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)?
Daniel S.: I could add grilled chicken chunks that would add a great protein and chew factor to the soup. Another approach would be to add small strips of beef that would give a savory meat favor and add a chew factor. If I wanted to add flavor to the soup, I could add a teriyaki sauce that would bring a sweet flabor to complement the spicy.
“One of the flavors that stood out to me was the fresh tasting mushrooms.”
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Daniel S.: I enjoyed the amount of flavor and that it didn't just taste like salt as some of the cheaper ramen varieties. The spice didn't overwhelm the vegetables, and it made the soup very enjoyable. Additionally, the noodles had a much better consistency which makes it have a much more pleasing texture than other store bought 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.
Daniel S.: I took off the lid and filled with room temperature water to the line. Once the water was added, I microwaved for 3 minutes. This process was extremely easy and the results were better than many meals that are prepared in a similar amount of time. You could take it to go quite easily, although the soup was quite hot, the container did a good job of insulating the soup.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Daniel S.: It is spicier than most food in this area, but the flavors still clearly come out. It would be on the spicy to very spicy end of the spectrum.