Gado Gado (Indonesian Salad with Peanut Sauce)
An Indonesian dish that is a favourite here, Gado Gado is an incredible peanut-ey street dish that is a complete mix of tau kwa, long beans, cabbage, eggs, and that yummy sauce. Fun fact – Gado Gado means “Mix mix”, which is exactly what this dish is about!
The key is in the making of the peanut sauce – combining dried chilli, shallots, lemongrass, balacan, coconut milk and a lot more, it’s not surprising that the taste is flavorful and fragrant. It takes a bit of time to come up with the dish, but oh-so-worth it!
|2fried Tau Kwa (firm tofu)|
|150g long beans|
|150g bean sprouts (ends removed)|
|6hard boiled eggs|
|20dried chillies (soaked in hot water for 20 mins)|
|2lemongrass (white portion only)|
|100ml coconut milk|
|2tbsp assam water (1 tbsp assam paste with 1 tbsp assam water)|
|¼cup sugar (adjust to preference)|
|1tbsp salt (adjust to preference)|
|1cup grounded peanut|