Place of Origin : Jakarta
Source: My Best Friend Ipa
Gado-gado is one among the famous Indonesian traditional dishes, which is comprised of cooked vegetables served with a peanut sauce dressing. Although many western people describe it simply as a salad, in Indonesia this dish could be eaten as a main meal. Typical Indonesian ha ha ha ;-). This is true!! Coz I myself eat it often any time at any occasions. Currently I've seen it often as a part of set menu in various festival and parties. No wonder....Gado Gado with it's richness of vegetables and delicate sauce is looked very attractive and it might be intrigued your stomach's acid :-) If you like it HOT you can just add chilli sauce on it. Anyway in this recipe I describe two choices of ingredient to prepare the peanut sauce. Personally I would say using the raw peanut is the best way to obtain the optimum result. But in case you might be a little bit intimidating by the long list of ingredients, then using the Pindakaas or ready blended roasted peanut as a short cut is the best choice to spare your energy & time. Though it's taste is not perfect as using the raw peanut but it isn't so bad at all. I only suggest you, avoid the instant sauce from the market otherwise you could have ruined your delicate Gado Gado.
Reinhard from Dachau says:
The only Indonesian salad, but its not a light meal as the peanut sauce is very heavy.