gado gado

or ga·do-ga·do

[ gah-doh gah-doh ]

  1. an Indonesian dish consisting of raw or slightly cooked vegetables, as green beans, bean sprouts, and cabbage, with baked or boiled potatoes, served with a spicy peanut, chile, and coconut milk sauce.

Origin of gado gado

First recorded in 1920–25; from Indonesian gado-gado “hodgepodge, potpourri,” plural of gado “mix,” from mengado “to eat without rice” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

British Dictionary definitions for gado-gado


/ (ˈɡɑːdəʊˈɡɑːdəʊ) /

  1. an Indonesian dish of cooked mixed vegetables and hard-boiled eggs served with a peanut sauce

Origin of gado-gado

Bahasa Indonesia

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