Gourmet Ramen, Anytime x Anywhere

Thanks for your feedback, Derek Y., 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 Derek Y. from TX 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.
Derek Y.:  The Nongshim Gourmet Spicy Noodle Soup has a very distinctive flavor only found in the Korean style kimchi noodle soup. The broth is spicy, may be too spicy for some, but very flavorful with notes from the cabbage, green onions, carrots, mushrooms, etc. The texture of the noodles are better than expected from other brands like, Nissin, which tends to be very soggy. The packaging is sturdy, but I was surprised that there was not any thin, clear plastic wrap over the individual cup, since the lid looks like it can pop open easily.
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)?
Derek Y.:  The Shin Cup I purchased was spicy; I know they make a less spicy version and I think the less spicy version can be a better for some people. This item has high sodium content; a lower sodium version will be better for consumers' health.
“The spicy Korean kimchi style flavor is unique.”
— Derek Y.,  TX
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Derek Y.:  I really like the texture of the rehydrated noodles when comparing it to other brands. It does not have the weird plastic or styrofoam cup smell, since Nongshim uses the hot liquid cardboard cups. The flavor is much better when other brands usually offer the general flavors like, chicken, beef, and weird picante whatever. The spicy Korean kimchi style flavor is unique.
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.
Derek Y.:  The instructions were easy to follow. I poured hot water in mine without microwaving the cup. I think it will be helpful to have a clear small line of some sort in helping with the amount of water to fill. It says there is an "Inside Line," but I was not able to locate it.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Derek Y.:  The Nongshim Shin Noodle Cup is a fast and easy way to have a quick lunch or snack. The Korean style soup is very flavorful, but may be spicy for some.