Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An Indonesian salad of mixed vegetables dressed with a peanut and coconut milk sauce.

Etymologies

Indonesian, from menggado, to eat side dishes without rice.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Erec, Jack, and Griffin eyed the bowls of meatball soup that one of the vendors was dishing up, and Melody was drawn to a dish called gado gado, which looked like peanut sauce on a salad with potatoes, eggs, and onions.

    The Three Furies

  • But the other half is pure Indonesian, such as sate, nasi goreng and gado gado.

    Culinary Journey

  • The dishes, which are arrayed in front of you atop a grill and votive candles to keep them warm, range from gado gado (vegetables in a peanut sauce) to ajam roedjak (tender chicken in a coconut broth seasoned with tjabeh, a fiery pepper).

    Amsterdam, Part One: I’ll Have These 25 Dishes, Thanks - Bitten Blog - NYTimes.com

  • I ordered the chicken satay with gado gado $7 CAD and it was the best chicken satay I’ve ever eaten.

    January « 2005 « I HEART BACON

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