Gourmet Ramen, Anytime x Anywhere
Thanks for your feedback, Matthew P., 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 Matthew P. from WA 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.
Matthew P.: Whenever I eat these type of products (cup of noodle type) I prefer to allow the noodles a little extra time to soak up a lot of the broth/water. In this case the noodles grew slightly in size (kinda swollen) and in my opinion are softer. My first impression as I took a bite was that it was not going to be as spicy as it says and for a few seconds, I was right, and then the aftertaste kicked in. It took a couple of seconds after my initial chew and swallow but then the spiciness took over my whole mouth and seemed to light a fire in the back of my throat. Needless to say, I was a bit surprised in a good way. The addition of what appear to be cut up pieces of mushroom are an added bonus that agree with me and I have not seen in any other product of this type. All around yummy yummy, even if I did have to take short breaks in-between bites! Haha. I do believe I made by this product again.
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)?
Matthew P.: Well to be honest, I've never really been much of a chef so I'm not really sure what I could add to it or what recipes I could make with it, but I did like doing what I described in the previous question which was allowing the noodles a little extra time to soak up broth/water. This seems to allow the noodles to really soak up all the flavors and also make them super soft. A LOT of people don't care about "softer foods" but for people with bad/missing teeth such as myself, it makes a world of difference.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Matthew P.: Well I have to say that two things that I liked most about this product are serving size which is a bit bigger than the other ramen cups I have tried and also the spicy "kick you in the mouth" flavor. It almost had me fooled for a couple of seconds thinking that it wouldn't be very spicy, but man that after taste really gets you.
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.
Matthew P.: The shin cup was super easy to prepare. All I had to do was take the lid off, fill up with water, and then microwave it for the specified time. Look up even fit into the cup holder in my car so it was a little bit more travel-friendly than other Ramen products but, let's face it, soup is just not car friendly.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Matthew P.: I would describe the level of heat to be a sneaky 9 out of 10. I would advise whoever to maybe take one bite or maybe 2 before just digging in just to make sure they can handle this level of spiciness.