Balinese gado gado with saffron rice


Preparation info

  • Serves


    as a light meal
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Vegetables: The new food heroes


By Peter Gordon

Published 2007

  • About

When I first flew to Indonesia in 1985, it was to Bah that I headed. They have the most delicious food, but it’s gado gado I will always associate with the island. I ate it every day and it ranged from the most delicious salad to the most awful stewed cabbage. In its delicious format, it is made up of cold crisp vegetables, chunks of tofu (both fresh and deep-fried), grilled tempeh (another soya bean product), hard-boiled eggs and peanut sauce, and occasionally with toasted fresh coconut. I