A Cantonese dish of chicken, mushrooms, vegetables, and spices sautéed together.
A Chinese dish consisting of slices of chicken sautéed with black mushrooms and assorted vegetables.
Origin of moo-goo-gai-pan
- Cantonese 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`)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Cantonese names of the ingredients: 蘑菇 (mo4 gu1, “button mushrooms"); 鸡 (gai1, “chicken"); 片 (pin3, “slice")