#998: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black Cup Rich Spicy Beef Flavor Premium Noodle Soup

Hey look at that! The new Shin Ramyun Black cup! Been wanting to review it since I first saw it. I reviewed the other Shin Ramyun Black cup (which was onion flavored) a while back and really enjoyed it immensely. This one’s being promoted by PSY! Yep – Mr. Gangnam Style himself. Let’s check it out…

Here’s the lid with instructions (click image to enlarge).

Side panels (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block. These are great raw – crunchy and witty.

The main seasoning packet.

Nice and spicy!

This one’s the secondary powder seasoning, Sul-Long-Tang. What’s Sul-Long-Tang? Wikipedia says:

Seolleongtang is a Korean broth tang (soup) made from ox bones (mostly leg bones), brisket and other cuts. Seasoning is generally done at the table according to personal taste by adding salt, ground black pepper, red pepper, minced garlic, or chopped spring onions. It is a local dish of Seoul.

Has a nice savory flavor – lots of spices.

The vegetables. A lot of mushrooms in there – big pieces too!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some beef I cut into small pieces and sauteed with minced garlic and Worcestershire sauce, green onion, sweet onion, kimchi and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are good – very plentiful and have a nice chew to them. The broth is great – spicy and has a nice rich flavor – that Sul-Long-Tang powder really makes it a lot heartier. The veggies? Decent and plentiful. I like this cup a lot! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 031146014408 – get it here.

Nongshim Shin Black Noodle Soup, Spicy, 3.5 Ounce (Pack of 6)




  1. I bought the pack version of this at a local grocery store the other day, and was little unsure about them, since I had never had beef flavored noodles before, but I still purchased them. After reading this review, I became excited to try them, and boy am I glad I did! Totally loved them! They are flavorful, and have just the right amount of spice. The vegetable pack provided was amazing! So many mushrooms and slices of garlic!

  2. I love these noodles; tried them not too long ago (I saw Psy endorsed then, so I figured I’d try them) this was quite a while before your review.

    Picked them up at a huge grocery store that’s about 30 minutes drive from my place; they have more ramen varieties than any other grocery store than I’ve seen.

    Anyways, I love these noodle cups! when I went back to the store, I bought ten cups! I would’ve bought a case, but the one they had there had been opened already, and some cups were missing. I like these better than the shin bowl and regular shin cup (but they’re still good and spicy). I normally prefer Sapporo Ichiban noodles (Miso flavor, Chow mein and chicken are my favorites) but Shin Ramyun Black is now the king in my book! now if only I could find the ramen packs of this in the store, I’d be in heaven.

    at about $2 a cup it’s also pricey, but worth every penny.

    Your reviews will come in handy; there are many more varieties there to try; I will know what’s worth spending my money on. Thanks!

  3. You’re almost at #1000! Congratulations! I remember reading your blog ages ago and I just randomly thought of instant noodles and decided to search you up. Glad you’re still at it.

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