Gourmet Ramen, Anytime x Anywhere

Thanks for your feedback, Matthew G., 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 G. 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.
Matthew G.:  The first taste I noticed was the broth, which was first salty, spicy then tasted of soy. The broth though salty, had a quite savory flavor that lingered on the palate. The noodles were nothing to brag about they tasted rubbery and bland. However upon combining both the savory broth and rubbery noodles, Nongshim noodles made for a delightfully quick and filling meal.
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 G.:  First off I would add a chopped up hard boiled egg, to make up for the lack of solids in this soup. Secondly, more green onions would help the broth taste more savory. Lastly, I would add some broccoli and mushrooms to make for a more filing meal.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Matthew G.:  I enjoyed the flavor of the broth, unlike ramen, the Shin cup broth reminds me of savory peanut sauce. Also, ramen seems to have more salt added, than what Shin cups use.
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 G.:  To prepare my Shin cup, I boiled about a cup of water in a tea kettle. I opened the Shin cup and poured the boiling water in, up to the fill line, as indicated in the instructions. After waiting for 3 minutes, I lifted the lid again off the Shin cup and stirred my noodles with a spoon. Preparation for this meal is simple, I choose to boil water because I do not enjoy microwaving food. Overall, I just need water and a microwave to eat this meal.
“Nongshim noodles made for a delightfully quick and filling meal.”
— Matthew G.,  CA
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Matthew G.:  I would tell this person that spiciness is 5/5. I would compare the heat to eating a jalapeño pepper, and be sure to have water or milk when you eat this meal.