Gado Gado (Indonesian Salad with Peanut Sauce)

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6

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!

Ingredients

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fried Tau Kwa (firm tofu)
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fried Tau Kwa (firm tofu)
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g
long beans
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g
long beans
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g
cabbage
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g
g
cabbage
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g
g
bean sprouts (ends removed)
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g
g
bean sprouts (ends removed)
0.00
hard boiled eggs
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hard boiled eggs
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cucumber
0.00
cucumber

Sauce:

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dried chillies (soaked in hot water for 20 mins)
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dried chillies (soaked in hot water for 20 mins)
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shallots
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shallots
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lemongrass (white portion only)
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lemongrass (white portion only)
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g
g
galanga
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g
g
galanga
0.00
g
g
turmeric
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g
g
turmeric
0.00
g
g
belacan
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g
g
belacan
0.00
cup
cup
oil
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cup
cup
oil
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ml
ml
water
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ml
ml
water
0.00
ml
ml
coconut milk
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ml
ml
coconut milk
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tbsp
tbsp
assam water (1 tbsp assam paste with 1 tbsp assam water)
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tbsp
tbsp
assam water (1 tbsp assam paste with 1 tbsp assam water)
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cup
cup
sugar (adjust to preference)
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cup
cup
sugar (adjust to preference)
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tbsp
tbsp
salt (adjust to preference)
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tbsp
tbsp
salt (adjust to preference)
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cup
cup
grounded peanut
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cup
cup
grounded peanut

Steps

1

Cut 2 fried Tau Kwa (firm tofu) into cubes
Cut 2 fried Tau Kwa (firm tofu) into cubes
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2

Cut 150g long beans into 1 inch long and roughly chop 150g cabbage
Cut 150g long beans into 1 inch long and roughly chop 150g cabbage
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3

Cut ½ cucumber into quartered slices
Cut ½ cucumber into quartered slices
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4

Add 20 soaked dried chillies, 5 shallots, 2 lemongrass (white portion only), 30 g galanga, 15 g turmeric and 20g Belacan to the food processor.
Add 20 soaked dried chillies, 5 shallots, 2 lemongrass (white portion only), 30 g galanga, 15 g turmeric and 20g Belacan to the food processor.
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5

Blend into a fine paste
Blend into a fine paste
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6

Heat ⅓ cup oil in a wok
Heat ⅓ cup oil in a wok
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7

Add blended spice paste and stir fry until fragrant
Add blended spice paste and stir fry until fragrant
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8

Add 400 ml water, 100 ml coconut milk, 2 tbsp assam water, ¼ cup sugar and 1 tbsp salt
Add 400 ml water, 100 ml coconut milk, 2 tbsp assam water, ¼ cup sugar and 1 tbsp salt
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9

Mix well and let it cook for 10 mins on low heat
Mix well and let it cook for 10 mins on low heat
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10

Add 1 cup grounded peanut and cook for another 5 mins
Add 1 cup grounded peanut and cook for another 5 mins
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11

Turn off heat and set sauce aside
Turn off heat and set sauce aside
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12

Quarter 6 hard boiled eggs
Quarter 6 hard boiled eggs
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13

Blanch long beans, 150g bean sprouts and cabbage
Blanch long beans, 150g bean sprouts and cabbage
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14

Drain and set aside in a mixing bowl
Drain and set aside in a mixing bowl
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15

Add a serving portion of the mixed vegetables on a plate
Add a serving portion of the mixed vegetables on a plate
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16

Add sliced cucumbers, fried Tau Kwa and hard boiled eggs
Add sliced cucumbers, fried Tau Kwa and hard boiled eggs
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17

Serve with peanut sauce
Serve with peanut sauce
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