Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
I don't know where I got this recipe, but it is delicious!
- 5 cups Chinese cabbage, thinly sliced or coarsely chopped,as desired (Napa cabbage, not bok choy)
- 1 cup coarsely shredded raw carrot
- 1⁄2 cup scallion, including tops cut lengthwise several times,then into 1 inch pieces (green onions)
- 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, rinsed under very hot tap water,drained,and sliced
- 2 -3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil (I use olive oil even though it isn’t oriental, just tastier and better for you)
- 1 -2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, to taste
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 -3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 teaspoon salt, more to taste
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, more to taste
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger, more to taste
- 1⁄4 cup rice vinegar or 1⁄4 cup white wine vinegar, more to taste
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce, more to taste
- 2 tablespoons distilled vinegar, to taste (if needed to adjust tartness) (optional)
- Toss together all vegetables plus sesame seeds in a large bowl.
- Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl, whisk until well blended, and set aside for 15-20 minutes for flavor to develop.
- Taste, and adjust seasonings.
- If dressing is not tart enough, add distilled vinegar.
- Toss with slaw ingredients, and refrigerate at least 30-60 minutes for flavors to develop and slaw to mellow.
I have been making this for years, and love its flavor. One thing I have noticed is people either LOVE or HATE the coleslaw--no in-betweens. Perhaps it is the sesame oil? I love the oil's smell and taste, but it does turn other people off completely. They don't know what they're missing! Thanks, Toby!
This is an extremely flexible recipe! I did a trial run before using at a party and used the pre-shredded slaw mixed and only had dried cilantro on hand so substituted that. It was great! I like the seasonings and also the fact that it DID NOT use ramen noodles. Of course, they could be added if you desired. I'll update my review once we have the party.