My Korean friend gave me a case of Shin Cups a while back. I am now addicted to these Korean noodles. It's basically like "Cup-O-Noodles", but it comes spicy. I usually add Red Rooster Sauce (Sriracha) and a little soy sauce.... But with Shin Cup, you don't need to add anything.
It comes with a little packet inside that has the secret ingredients to spice up your life.
I fell in love the first time I ate a Shin Cup, and upon investigating, I found that Shin Cup has quite the cult following.
I recommend trying a Shin Cup today, they are fantastic, (as far as instant noodle cups go).
I always liked Cup-O-Noodles and Maruchan (I call it Muchen), but Shin Cup blows um' away!
Here's a tip: Don't buy the Shin "Bowl", it doesn't have the same ingredient ratio, so it is not as spicy, or as tasty. It also is made of a plastic bowl, so when you add the hot water, you get a little plasticky taste with it. The Shin "Cup" is made of thick paper, and does not affect the taste.
My Shin Cup is done cooking........ Gotta run!!!
This is a pic of the contents, minus the secret ingredient package!
I bought some noodles at a store in Waegwan back in the mid 90's. I wish I could remember what they were called because they were the best noodles I have ever eaten. (and those melon juice bar things)
I usually try a couple of different brands each time I hit the Marukai or Mitsuwa markets here in San Diego, can't recall the brands though. I really like the Singapore style noodles though so give them a try.
When I lived near Little Tokyo I used to go to Yaohan Plaza for the grocery store, bakeries and the restaurants. Haven't been there in years so I don't know how that mall is holding up.
I bought a couple of the large hot & spicy Shin Cups, the broth is good but I don't like the noodles as they seem kind of rubbery even when not left to sit the full 4 min.
As much as I like korean ramen, it has 1870mg sodium. Too much for me.