Thursday, 28 April 2011

Food Glossary: Gado-gado

Gado-gado is one of Indonesia’s most famous dishes which consists of vegetables and salad with peanut – sate sauce.  It is cuisine from the Betawi – the original inhabitants of the Jakarta region on Java island.  The dish can really vary in how it is served but usually consists of green beans, boiled egg, tofu, cucumber, lettuce, cabbage and potato.  When I tried it I did not overly enjoy it.  I found the sate very strong and harsh against the bland vegetables and not very complimentary.  Traditionally the sate coats the salad/vegetables rather than being on the side.  However, don't take my word as many people we met love this dish.


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