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.
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.
“The noodles are not as flimsy as some noodles can be; they make each spoonful feel like a hearty bite.”
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.