gado gado

or ga·do-ga·do

[ gah-doh gah-doh ]
/ ˈgɑ doʊ ˈgɑ doʊ /
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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.



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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”

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British Dictionary definitions for gado gado

/ (ˈɡɑːdəʊˈɡɑːdəʊ) /


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

Word Origin for gado-gado

Bahasa Indonesia
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