Gourmet Ramen, Anytime x Anywhere
Thanks for your feedback, Jeff E., 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 Jeff E. from NH 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.
Jeff E.: The broth has a serious initial kick with noticeable flavors of scallion and chili and the heat hits you even more after a few bites! The noodles are not as flimsy as some noodles can be; they make each spoonful feel like a hearty bite. They also stick together and have a satisfying texture as you chew. The noodles were gone before the broth, so I got to sip the broth from the bowl. My mouth, at that point, was used to the spiciness, so it was tasty but not overwhelmingly spicy.
“The noodles are not as flimsy as some noodles can be; they make each spoonful feel like a hearty bite.”
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)?
Jeff E.: I would add something to thicken it, such as crackers or egg. I'd add those items for the thickness, not for the flavor; I don't think the flavor needs anything added. I'd like to eat this product with a sweet bread to soak up the broth and for a little sweetness to compliment the heat.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Jeff E.: I like that is a good portion. I was hungry when I ate it, and it made me feel surprisingly full! It's more spicy than others I've tried, but doesn't have much in the way of other flavors, such as a seafood or meaty flavor, which others offer.
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.
Jeff E.: I cooked it in the microwave with room temperature water. It's convenient to be able to take the top off completely before putting it in the microwave. The flavor packet is a simple, quick step. I cut the noodles (after cooking) before eating them, which makes it easier to eat with a spoon.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Jeff E.: I would warn that, if they don't like heat, they probably wouldn't like it. I enjoy spicy foods, but this even surprised me; I had to take quick gulps of water after the first few bites, and then thereafter. In summary, I would describe it as very hot.