Gado Gado Salad

Satay Chicken Kebabs


Spanish conquistadors introduced the peanut plant which they had found on their adventures to the 'New World' (the Americas) to the Indonesian islands. Little did they know that it would come to be part of one of the most popular and important dishes for Indonesians.

Preparation Steps

  • 1To prepare the Sauce: In awok, under high heat, stir fry garlic, onion, galangal, chilli peppers and prawn paste for 3 minutes or until golden brown and aromatic. Reduce heat and gradually stir in all remaining sauce ingredients until well-combined.
  • 2Boil potatoes until cooked, drain and set aside.
  • 3Blanch cabbage and bean sprouts in boiling water for 10 seconds and immediately plunge into cold water. Drian vegetables and set aside.
  • 4Slice tofu into even-sized cubes (2cm/1"). Boil eggs for 6 minutes (or longer depending on your preference), peel and slice.
  • 5In a large bowl, combine julienne cucumber, blanched cabbage and bean sprouts, boiled potato and sliced tofu.
  • 6Pour over Gado Gado sauce and garnish with sliced egg, coriander leaves and serve.