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 ‎(uncountable)

  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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