Gourmet Ramen, Anytime x Anywhere
Thanks for your feedback, Brandon D., 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 Brandon D. from CA 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.
Brandon D.: The broth itself is a unique blend of flavors ranging from the recognizable Asian taste combined with a garden fresh, hearty tasting, warm goodness, followed by a touch of heat to leave your pallet wanting more. The noodles, when cooked properly, provide a texture that stands above your normal microwaved noodle, with an almost "soft chewy crunch". Together with the broth, the noodles create a premium microwave soup that tastes rich, but isn't priced rich.
“Together with the broth, the noodles create a premium microwave soup that tastes rich, but isn't priced rich.”
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)?
Brandon D.: To further enhance the mealtime experience, I would include a disposable eating utensil for eating on the go. Flavor wise, I would add slightly more/bigger chunks of vegetables like celery, carrot and cabbage.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Brandon D.: A great feature of this product is the larger container/bowl size, making it easier to consume. The packaging also projects cultural and flavor authenticity to the consumer, making it easier to purchase without the worry of taste.
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.
Brandon D.: I started by peeling off the lid, and then adding room temperature water from the tap. I then proceeded to insert into microwave and heat on high for 3 minutes. After microwaving, I remove the soup and mix with a fork. For a quick meal, it is very fitting. As for on the go, a utensil and hot water are needed. Great taste for a great value.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Brandon D.: I would tell someone it has enough heat to satisfy your flaming flavor needs, and the right amount of spice that adds to the flavor, not just the temperature.