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Gado-gado vegetable salad

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Published on Jan 6, 2012

http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/gado-g...

Mariska has her own channel on YouTube! Visit her channel to learn delicious recipes! http://www.youtube.com/user/MariskaLim

This is a recipe for Indonesian Gado-gado from Mariska, filmed in Jakarta as part of my Gapshida project. There are all kinds of Korean food fans there! Enjoy!

Ingredients
(for 2 servings)
1 thinly sliced medium sized fresh cucumber, 2 fried tempeh (soybean patties), 2 pieces of fried tofu, and a hard boiled egg cut into 4 pieces.

For blanched vegetables:
1 cup of string beans cut into 4 cm long pieces, 1 cup of shredded cabbage, 1 cup of mung bean sprouts, 2 small chayotes cut into wedges (2 cups' worth), 1 cup of water spinach ("ong choy"), 1 cup of Chinese spinach

For the sauce:
ground roasted peanuts, bird's eye chilis, dried shrimp paste (terasi), palm sugar, salt, tamarind, and water

For garnish:
fried shallots, shrimp crackers, emping (gnetum gnemon chips called "Melinjo" in Indonesian)

Optional:
1 medium sized steamed potato cut into bite size pieces

Directions
1. Blanch and strain Chinese spinach, water spinach, string beans, mung bean sprouts, cabbage and slice 1 cucumber.

Make sauce using a mortar and pestle
(cooking time: 20-30 minutes)

1. Grind these ingredients with a mortar and pestle until they're smooth: 1 ts salt, 2 ts dried shrimp paste, 3 red bird's eye chilis, and ¼ cup's worth of palm sugar.
2. Add 1 cup of finely ground roasted peanuts (or 1 cup of peanut butter) and grind it all some more until it's mixed well. If you use peanut butter instead of ground roasted peanuts, add less salt because there's salt in the peanut butter.
3. Mix 1 tbs (about 20 grams) of tamarind with ¼ cup of hot water in a small bowl. Add the juice to the sauce.
4. Add ½ cup of water and mix it well.
5. Transfer the vegetables to a serving plate and pour the sauce on top of it or mix all the vegetables with the sauce in the mortar before serving.
6. Add a sliced hard-boiled egg on top and garnish with fried shallots, shrimp crackers and emping.
7. Serve with steamed rice.

Or make sauce using a food processor
(cooking time: 15-20 minutes)

1. Grind 1 ts salt, 2 ts dried shrimp paste, 3 red bird's eye chilis, and ¼ cup's worth of palm sugar in a food processor until smooth.
2. In a bowl, mix the blanched vegetables with the sauce. Transfer to a serving plate.
3. Garnish with fried shallots, shrimp crackers, and emping.
4. Serve with steamed rice.

Comments • 322

Isty Sugito
Ajumma, i'm so proud of you cause you show to everyone how to make Indonesian traditional food, i really love it, you're so talented on cooking, you're the best chef. kamsahamnida, Love from Indonesia to Maangchi <3 <3 
Maangchi
Thank you so much! I learned the recipe from Mariska in the video. She lis a chef who loves Korean cooking. 
Jochebed Koanting
I'm from Suriname and we also have Gado-Gado salad as one of our national dishes ❤
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jer67
In Suriname we also have a similair Indonesian dish named Pitjil and delicious to.
Jochebed Koanting
Okta Rose Yes, that's true! A part of Surinamese people are called 'Javanese' in our country. Because they are from Indonesia and Java. I really love their food. I live in a area with predominantly Asian people, so I'm brought up with it😊😊😊
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Alya Luthfiyawati
Wow, this is Indonesian tradisional food.
cheese stick
Karlstendahlberg this is indonesian food
Karlstendahlberg
No, this is Ethiopian..
Monica Sareng
gado2 is my no 1 favorite food. you should try orak-arik too.. God bless!
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ooh sehun
Maangchi Iam from indonesia
Ella Samantha
+Maangchi next time you come to Indonesia, try ketoprak, karedok, siomay, batagor, rujak penganten. All of them are using peanut sauce. Peanut sauce is like Indonesian's gochujang, we use it in many dishes. And by the way, rujak penganten can be translated into bride's salad, because traditionaly brides are "selling" rujak penganten to their guests on the wedding day. It's kind of wishing happines for the brides. Interesting right? I love it very much, so delicious! Please try it.
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Annka Ann
Aaaaaw, Maangchi I'm from Indonesia. Love all of your videos, I'm addicted to them~
Ingrid Ho
You looked gorgeous in kebaya!
Pauline Gaiser
I haven't tasted Gado-Gado but it looks delicious! Omg! I want to taste it someday.
fidottt
i'm craving gado-gado.... and i think it was a big mistake to watch this because the craving got worse ^^;;
adelia khrisna
maangchii,,thank you for introducing Indonesian Food... please come again Indonesia ~!!!
Aulia Chudlori
I think that's not a gado-gado but pecel cause you not mix the soy sauce with coconut milk
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