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moo goo gai pan

[ moo-goo-gahy-pan ]
/ ˈmu ˈgu ˈgaɪ ˈpæn /
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noun Cantonese Cooking.
a dish of sliced chicken stir-fried with button mushrooms and, often, assorted vegetables.
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Origin of moo goo gai pan

From dialectal Chinese; compare Chinese mógu Mongolian-type mushroom (probably from Mongolian; compare Dagur (Mongolian language of northwestern Manchuria) muugee “mushroom”), “chicken” (Guangdong dialect gāi ), piān “slice(s)”

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