I didn't like the pea pods, it gave the dish a bitter taste. It was a little too dry so I added extra sauce, but it just wasn't as good as the real thing. I missed the spicy flavor that real pad thai has, so I tried to add some red pepper and then hot sauce. It wasn't the same. All in all, I think this could be ok maybe if you played with the ingredients a bit, but this is one of those things where you should just stick with the original! If you're expecting pad thai when you make this, you'll be disappointed. If you're not comparing it to the real thing, it is ok but a little bland.