A dish from Indonesia

Gado Gado

Gado-gado is an Indonesian salad of slightly boiled, blanched or steamed vegetables and hard-boiled eggs, boiled potato, fried tofu and tempeh, and longtong (rice wrapped in a banana leaf), served with a peanut sauce dressing.

In 2018, gado-gado was promoted as one of six national dishes of Indonesia; the others are soto, sate, nasi goreng, tumpeng and rendang.

The term gado or the verb menggado means to consume something without rice. Gado-gado in Indonesian literally means "mix-mix" since it is made of a rich mixture of vegetables such as potatoes, longbeans, bean sprouts, bitter gourd, spinach, chayote, corn and cabbage, with tofu, tempeh and hard-boiled eggs, all mixed in peanut sauce dressing, sometimes also topped with krupuk and sprinkles of fried shallots.