Gado Gado

My peanut sauce is a family recipe with fresh herbs and spices including lemongrass and galangal. Traditionally it is served as a dipping sauce for Satay but can also be used as a salad dressing for the Malay salad, Gado Gado.

To use as a dipping sauce dilute with equal amounts of cold water and mix.  Heat the diluted sauce in a saucepan on a medium heat until hot.  Transfer onto serving bowl.

The diluted sauce can also be used as a salad dressing.



  • 1 jar of diluted Nonya peanut sauce, reheated .
  • 1 cup of shredded white cabbage, blanched in hot water for a minute and drain
  • 1 cup of beansprouts, blanced in hot water for 30 seconds
  • ½ cucumber,  remove pith and cut into julienne strips
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, cut into segments
  • 4 new potatoes, boiled and cut into half
  • 2 oz fine green beans, blanched in hot water for 2 minutes and drain


Arrange salad in a large platter and pour hot peanut sauce over it.  Alternatively, put peanut sauce in a bowl and serve alongside the salad platter.

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