September 23, 2014

Oriental Coleslaw

Oriental Coleslaw always reminds me of family get togethers. My grandmother passed the recipe down to me while I was still in college, where I loved being able to cook once I was out of the dorms and in my own apartment.

Growing up, I remember enjoying cooking for my family, but looking back, I think in my college apartments are where my passion and creativity in the kitchen really took off, and this blog was born as a way to share the dishes I have made! I also began collecting "too many" kitchen gadgets around this time-- I mean how many college kids have a lemon zester or a complete set of French White Corningware?!

Kelley, my roommate, and I would go to Pier 1 every Friday (we strategically planned our schedules in such a way, I might add) to walk around and sometimes buy kitchen items! We, and our other roommate Blair, enjoyed testing our meals out on each other another, and eating was the best part!

Kelley and myself, Fall 2007

Kelley, Blair, Carrie, Spring 2010


  • 1 (16 oz.) bag of cole slaw
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 bag Ramen noodles, chicken favored
  • 3 Tbsp. sesame seeds, roasted (optional but recommended)*
Mix the following thoroughly:
  • 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar (can also substitute red wine vinegar for a tangy twist)
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • ½ c. salad oil (a light oil such as canola or vegetable)
  • 1/3 tsp. each of salt and pepper
  • Flavor packet from the Ramen noodle package
  1. Mix cole slaw and green onions.
  2. In a separate bowl, crunch uncooked Ramen noodles, mix in sesame seeds.
  3. Just before serving, mix noodles and slaw. Toss with dressing and serve chilled.
*To roast sesame seeds: Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread sesame seeds on a cookie sheet and toast, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes, until starting to brown.

Salad tongs and bowl are discontinued, but from Pier 1.


  1. My mom always used to make something similar to this, I'll need to try it myself! Also, major nostalgia of those days of learning to cook in college apartments!

    1. It's really easy and I love the flavor! One of the perks of growing up is a nicer kitchen :)