moo goo gai panmoo· goo gai· pan
a Chinese dish consisting of slices of chicken sautéed with black mushrooms and assorted vegetables
Origin of moo goo gai panChin, literally , mushroom chicken slice
moo goo gai pan
A Cantonese dish of chicken, mushrooms, vegetables, and spices sautéed together.
Origin of moo goo gai panCantonese mo4 gu1 gai1 pin3, akin to Chinese (Mandarin) mógu jī piàn : mógu, mushroom + jī, chicken (from Middle Chinese kjiaj) + piàn, slice (from Middle Chinese phjian`).
(usually uncountable, plural moo goo gai pans)
From Cantonese names of the ingredients: è˜‘è‡ (mo4 gu1, “button mushrooms"); é¸¡ (gai1, “chicken"); ç‰‡ (pin3, “slice")