This noodle soup product comes in a bowl so all you have to do is add hot water and replace the lid that came with it and wait a few minutes for the noodles to soften. The rice noodles are good, not too stringy or narrow. It does not have a strong aromatic pho flavor but it is decent considering that it is instant pho. As with all instant pho noodles, it always taste a bit better when you can add condiments such as sriracha, cilantro, bean sprouts or Thai basil mint. I give this 3 out of 5 stars and would recommend the Oh! Ricey brand over this one.