Gourmet Ramen, Anytime x Anywhere
Thanks for your feedback, Jeremy 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 Jeremy D. from MD 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.
Jeremy D.: The spiciness of the broth was not too strong and not too mild. It reminded me a bit of habanero and had a pleasant kick to it. The noodles seemed to have more substance to them than I am used to with noodle cup. They were long, had a soft chew to them, and brought to mind Chinese takeout. The overall taste combined onion, chili, and noodle taste together into an excellent sweet hot and left a bit of burn in my mouth which reminded me that I had eaten Shin noodle soup. There was a generous portion of vegetables, more than I'm used to in noodle cups. Overall, the soup was very good and I will try it again.
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)?
Jeremy D.: I would probably divide it into two and mix it with some chopped beef for a different try. The cup seemed large enough to feed two and with some additions like chopped beef or even chicken, I think would make a great 2 person meal.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Jeremy D.: I liked the amount of spice and after taste to it. I've tried other ramen noodles, but none with this kick or flavor. This cup also seemed like it held more noodles although I haven't compared ounces.
“Overall, the soup was very good and I will try it again.”
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.
Jeremy D.: I prepared the Shin noodles by pouring hot water into it and letting it sit for 3 minutes. After sitting, I stirred the noodles until they were thoroughly separated and mixed in the broth. It was very easy to prepare but really no different than other Ramen noodles.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Jeremy D.: If recommending this product to someone else, I would describe the spiciness at a higher level than Buffalo. My estimation of spiciness would be to rate it around habanero. The level of heat would be high (for me) but not too high. It is very tolerable.