moo goo gai pan

[moo goo gahy pan]

noun Cantonese Cookery.

a dish of sliced chicken stir-fried with button mushrooms and, often, assorted vegetables.

Origin of moo goo gai pan

< dialectal Chinese; compare Chinese mógu Mongolian-type mushroom (probably < Mongolian; compare Dagur (Mongolian language of NW Manchuria) muugee mushroom), chicken (Guangdong dial. gāi), piān slice(s)
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