moo goo gai pan

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Etymology[edit]

From Cantonese names of the ingredients: 蘑菇 (mo4 gu1, button mushrooms); (gai1, chicken); (pin3, slice)

Noun[edit]

moo goo gai pan (usually uncountable, plural moo goo gai pans)

  1. An Americanized version of a Cantonese dish, usually a simple stir-fried dish consisting of sliced or cubed chicken with white button mushrooms and other vegetables such as snow peas, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts and Chinese cabbage.

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