Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Gado Gado is a delicious Indonesian salad. It is relatively quick and easy to make, especially if you use a pre-made peanut sauce.
This one includes caramelised tofu, shredded wombok (Chinese cabbage - underneath), bean sprouts, cucumber, carrot, tomato, beans, radish, sautéed mushrooms, boiled, cooled potatoes, and a handful of Vietnamese mint. Over it all, I drizzled a store-bought peanut sauce and sprinkled a handful of crushed peanuts.
If you wished, you could also use cold noodles and other herbs or salad vegetables of choice.
We served this with a choice of plain steamed rice or nasi goreng. The younger children loved the tofu and picked at the vegetables. The rest of use enjoyed it very much. It is a naturally vegan traditional Indonesian dish (vegetarian if you include the traditional boiled egg), so it is something that can easily be served without scanning as too weird.