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Gado Gado

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Indonesian


Gado-gado is an Indonesian salad made out of boiled vegetables served with a peanut sauce dressing. This dish started as a hawker cart offering where fresh and boiled vegetables are served with sauce that are made in individually prepared to the likeness of the one consuming the salad.



Gado Gado

  • 1 cup string beans, slice
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup bean sprouts,
  • 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 blocks tofu
  • 2 pcs hard-boiled egg, quartered
  • 10 pcs cherry tomatoes, halved

Peanut Sauce

  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 red chilies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tsp terasi, belachan or bagoong
  • 2 tbsp palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp rice flour
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Blanch the string beans, shredded cabbage and bean sprouts. Drain then set aside.
  2. Deep fry tofu until golden brown, drain then cut into bite sized pieces.
  3. Arrange all vegetables, tofu and egg in a plate.
  4. In a sauce pan add oil then sauté garlic and chillies.
  5. Mix together remaining peanut sauce ingredients then pour into the sauce pan, bring to a boil then simmer until it thickens.
  6. Pour sauce on top then serve.