Fried cellophane noodles or sesame sticks can be used in place of the noodles.
French dressing can be substituted for oriental salad dressing.
Breaded chicken tenders, chow mein noodles, peanuts - kids recognize the fun ingredients in this salad. It's a good recipe that demonstrates how a combination of foods they like can make a nutritious supper. Introduce a new vegetable with the addition of blanched snow peas, halved. For fun, eat the salad with chopsticks.