Gourmet Ramen, Anytime x Anywhere
Thanks for your feedback, David 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 David 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.
David D.: Upon trying the Nongshim Gourmet Spicy Shin Noodle Cup, the first thing that hit me was the broth. It was spicy and the sensation traveled across my palate and through my nose like a wild horse on fire. It was an unexpected treat. Once the heat subsided, I was able to identify the super savory and earthy tones...dancing eloquently alongside an almost sriracha type spice flavor. Together they defined the broth. The noodles were smooth and creamy, with an almost porous texture likely designed to soak up the flavorful broth. The taste of the noodles was divine. Having absorbed much of the soup base it married well with the rural carrot, scallion and mushroom flavors to produce a total down-to-earth, yet devilishly spicy experience. Two soup spoons up!!
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)?
David D.: The Shin Cup would be a perfect starting point for any savory and spicy meal. I would cook it as is and set it aside. On the stovetop, an array of fresh seasonal veggies like tomatoes and green bean or asparagus would pair nicely with some go-to standards like carrots and mushrooms. A quick sauté to keep the firmness of the veggies and I would add in the Shin Cup and stir. After a few minutes of stirring on low heat to allow the flavors to mingle, I would serve up a very tasty feast!
“It was spicy and the sensation traveled across my palate and through my nose like a wild horse on fire.”
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
David D.: The Shin Cup had more spice than any other cups I have tried. But it wasn't just heat for the sake of being hot. It was a flavorful heat that paired well with the earthy broth.
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.
David D.: The Shin Cup was super easy to prepare. I boiled water in a kettle on the stovetop, then added it and the seasoning to the noodles per the instructions. I waited the required 3 minutes and voila! It would be very convenient on the go with a microwave as well.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
David D.: This product is not for the tame of heart. It has a level of heat more appropriate for the seasoned veteran. Someone who loves hot food would be very happy with this selection. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the hottest, I would give this an 8.