Gado-gado is an Indonesian version of a mixed salad. It usually consists of vegetables, eggs, tempe, and tofu. The vegetables are just slightly boiled, tossed with a nutty sauce, then completed with the addition of crispy prawn crackers.
The sauce was traditionally made with cashews, but due to lower prices and availability, peanuts are more frequent today. The dish is a true representative of Indonesian street food, and it has been present in Indonesian culture since the 16th century.
It originated among the native people of Jakarta, but today it is found in all parts of Indonesia. Gado-gado can be a whole dish on its own, but it can also be added with rice or chicken. This classic Indonesian street food is usually sold by street vendors or at hawker centers, and it can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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