Monday, July 7, 2008

Gado-gado Jakarta

It's Monday today... I like Monday (usually people hate Monday), simply because i don't have to work :)

By the way, this is Jakarta most famous dish. To make this healthy dish, i need to spent more than an hour, because i made it from scratch. I knew there are many instant gado-gado dressing in Indonesian supermarket, but the taste is not as good as the original recipe.

I ate this 2 days in a row, because i just love it and miss them so much, i adapted the recipe from delicious magazine and my own knowledge about this recipe. Add more or less chili for spiciness you like.

Gado-gado Jakarta

  • 200g snake beans, cut into 4cm lengths
  • 200g cabbage, shredded
  • 250g spinach
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled, halved
  • 1 chokoes (labu siam: INA), Cut into julienne
  • 1 carrot, cut into julienne
Grind ingredients:
  • 40g (1/3 cup) peanuts, fried and drain
  • 1-2 small fresh red Birdseye/ small red chili
  • 2 garlic clove, fried
  • 2 small brown onion,fried
  • 1 tbs kecap manis
  • 2 tsp fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp palm sugar
  • 1 tbsp tamarind water
  • 1/2 tsp shrimp paste (optional)
  • 100 gr tempeh, fry

  1. Blanch the beans, cabbage and separately in boiling salted water until just tender, meanwhile steam or boil carrot and chokoes until tender . Refresh briefly in cold water, then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, grind shrimp paste,chillies,garlic small brown onion, palm sugar,tamarind water and lime juice then add peanuts,crush until smooth.
  3. Gently toss the cooked vegetables add tempeh and eggs, and mixed with the peanut sauce, drizzle with some kecap manis and serve with tapioca/shrimp crackers.


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Ti said...

Mau dikirim ke Jepang lewat apa nih, hehe..