Definition of gado gado in English:

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gado gado

Pronunciation: /ˌɡadəʊ ˈɡadəʊ/


[mass noun]
(In Indonesian cuisine) a salad of raw and cooked vegetables in a spicy peanut sauce, often served with fried tofu and hard-boiled eggs: there’s an attractive display of salads, and daily savouries like gado gado and kidney bean and cheese bake
More example sentences
  • On the other hand, the gado gado was like an indonesian salad.
  • Among the culinary delights of Indonesia recommended is gado gado, a dish of steamed bean sprouts and other vegetables served with a spicy peanut sauce.
  • Granted, gado gado (dressing and salad go by the same name) sounds more exotic and exciting, but the adventure of this dish is in tweaking familiar ingredients for a refreshing change.


From Javanese gadho-gadho, probably from nggadho 'eat without rice'.

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