Coleslaw, for all of its popularity, can be kind of a snooze. Oh, cool, a pile of cabbage slathered in mayo and vinegar. Way to wow us.
But here's an easy way to step it up: Go Vietnamese. They damn well know their way around a pile of cabbage; consider the joys of goi ga bap cai, friends.
So take a cue from them next time you're whipping up some slaw. Throw in some fish sauce and sesame, some garlic and cilantro and shallots, and watch as your creation suddenly becomes... dare we say... exciting?
Oh yeah, and it's ready in the same amount of time it would take to search for an "easy coleslaw recipe" on the 'net. We've just done the work for you, and added in some magic (also known as fish sauce).