moo goo gai pan

[ moo goo gahy pan ]
/ ˈmu ˈgu ˈgaɪ ˈpæn /

noun Cantonese Cookery.

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

Nearby words

  1. monza,
  2. monzambano,
  3. monzonite,
  4. monzonitic,
  5. moo,
  6. moo juice,
  7. moobs,
  8. mooc,
  9. mooch,
  10. moocher

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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