Her bring a salad was generally gado gado with what can only be described as a most excellent peanut sauce (three secret ingredients, all of them essential). The thing about gado gado is it’s so easy and has something for everyone.

But sometimes, when she looked at the salad table after she had put the gado gado down, she wondered how long it would be before people started to say ‘there’s ThirdCat’s gado gado‘ in the way they might say ‘and there’s Aunty Mary’s curried eggs’.