Gourmet Ramen, Anytime x Anywhere

Thanks for your feedback, Ghulam M., 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 Ghulam M. from VA 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.
Ghulam M.:  There is truly a variety of spices and chillis distributed between the flavoring in the broth itself. The noodles have a whole another bland taste with a soft and chewy taste. These noodles can only be called noodles if the broth is stirred with it.
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)?
Ghulam M.:  I would make an appetizer of tofu, some kimichi, and boiled eggs on the side with these to add some color and more taste than just baked corn and peas that are already in the noodles before.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Ghulam M.:  Honestly, I like the fact that this cup has a spicy taste that can be adjusted by adding broth after the noodles are baked. I can add as much spice as I want, and also save some servings for another time because it actually is a rather large serving for me.
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.
Ghulam M.:  Despite the Korean labels and writing, they had a section with instructions in English. The instructions were clear about adding hot water to the noodles first, and then setting them into the microwave for a good three minutes. After the three minutes, you simply had to add the rest of the broth in and stir before serving which is rather easy and like the other ramen that I buy.
“Variety of spices and chillis.”
— Ghulam M.,  VA
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Ghulam M.:  These noodles are surely for someone who can tolerate a good amount of spice. Also for someone who doesn't want to put effort into making a great meal!