gado gado

Pronunciation: [GAH-doh GAH-doh]

This Indonesian favorite consists of a mixture of raw and slightly cooked vegetables served with a spicy peanut sauce made with hot chiles and coconut milk. Sometimes the term "gado gado" refers only to the spicy sauce, which is used as a condiment with rice and various vegetable dishes.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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