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Shin's Table: Morgan McGlone x Nongshim Pop Up

This pop-up noodle joint stars new products from the famed Korean ramyun brand in elevated dishes curated by chef Morgan McGlone.
By Nishika Sharma
November 24, 2023
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By Nishika Sharma
November 24, 2023
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You may recognise Nongshim ramyun's iconic packaging from various trips to your local grocery store or as your go-to budget meal when you're strapped for cash but in need of a flavour-filled feed. Well, the Korean Ramyun brand is teaming up with Morgan McGlone (founder of Belles Hot Chicken and one of the brains behind one of our favourite Sudney bars, Bar Copains) for a delicious pop-up. Aptly named Shin's Table, the temporary eating spot will celebrate the launch of Nongshim's latest product range and eco-friendly change to paper packaging.

Shin's Table, kicking off on Friday, November 24 and remaining open until Sunday, December 3, will be dishing up a menu of Asian-inspired dishes, specially curated by chef McGlone.

Head over to 137 Oxford Street on Friday from 5pm and you'll be met with a tight selection of noodle dishes for $16. Heat things up with the chilli chicken ramyun paired with napa cabbage, tofu and chicken thigh pieces, or opt for the vego-friendly cheesy stir fry ramyun — starring the Shin Stir Fry with cheese — topped with kimchi, spam and nori.

For smaller dishes — or sides, depending on your stomach's capacity — take your pick from kimchi-, pickled chilli- and cheese-loaded tater tots for $10, Korean fried chicken (KFC) wings for $15 and chips with a cheesy pork bolognese and tomato sauce at $9.

Morgan McGlone, founder of Belles Hot Chicken and 1/4 of the Bar Copains team.

Plus, each week offers up an additional elevated ramen dish available for $24. For the first week, you'll be able to grab a seafood-centric ramen containing the familiar OG Shin Red noodles, squid, crab and fish cakes. For week two, the limited-edition ramen will feature tender wagyu beef, a cured egg yolk and shiitake mushroom with Shin Black noodles.

And to top things off, there are limited-time cocktails from an old fashioned with a Korean twist to bubbly mimosa seltzers and a ginger lima soda highball.

Once you've eaten to your heart's content, swing by the prize wheel on your way out and you'll score some free merch ranging from chopsticks and noodle packets to beach towels and bottles.

Chicken chilli ramen from the Nongshim x Morgan McGlone (Shin's Table) pop-up.

Each day's opening hours will vary, with some days opening from lunchtime to dinner and others opening for a special dinner service. For its opening day, Friday, November 24, Shin's Table will be open from 5pm to 9pm. The weekend following the launch will open for a lunch and dinner service from 12pm to 10pm on Saturday, November 25, and from 12pm to 7pm on Sunday, November 26.

The pop-up's second week will run from Thursday, November 30, to Sunday, December 3. Thursday's pop-up will run from 5:30pm to 9pm, Friday will be open from 5pm to 10pm and the Saturday and Sunday hours will remain the same as the previous weekend — so there will be plenty of time to swing by and secure an enticing meal.

Nongshim's new ramen range, Shin Ramyun Spicy Chicken (gold) and Shin Cheesy Stir Fry (yellow), from the Nongshim x Morgan McGlone (Shin's Table) pop-up.

Head over to Nongshim Australia's Instagram page for upcoming event updates. 

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