Gado Gado Recipe

  • Equal amounts and same size cuts of potato, pumpkin and sweet potato, at about one medium potato per person
  • Cabbage very finely sliced – 1 cup per person
  • Zucchini julienned – no skin and raw about ½ per person
  • Cauliflower raw and just the floriets ¼ cup per person
  • Beans top and tailed and blanched 8 per person
  • Broccoli blanched – ½ cup per person
  • Tofu – sliced into one inch squares lightly dusted in rice flour and fried till golden 4 -5 per person
  • 4 – 5 Shallots finely sliced and fried in oil until brown then drain on absorbent paper and reserve
  • Boiled eggs ¼‘s about 5 per person

Peanut sauce:

  • 2 big spoonful of crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 – 3 tbls water
  • 4 – 5 tbls banana liqueur
  • 1 – 2 tbls ketchup manis
  • 2 tsp Sambal olik
  • ¼ – ½ teaspoon of flaked chipotle chilies or Smokey paprika
  • Juice of ½ – 1 fresh lime
Gado Gado Recipe


  1. Put peanut butter into a pan over gentle heat and add water and liqueur and then mix through until all the peanut butter is mixed and broken down into a paste – add more liquor if needed.
  2. Add ketchup manis, Sambal olik and chipotle flakes and mix through then add the juice of half a large lime.
  3. Taste and adjust for flavour as per your own taste buds.
  4. Put all the vegetables into a large mixing bowl and give them a good mix then spoon peanut sauce over the top.
  5. Give it a really good mix again making sure the sauce is evenly mixed through.
  6. Serve on to a plate and arrange the tofu around the bottom of the salad and the egg quarters on top.
  7. Garnish with a good pinch of the crispy shallots and drizzle some more sauce over the salad and around the plate.

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