Moo goo gai pan

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Moo goo gai pan

Moo goo gai pan is the Americanized version of a Cantonese dish (simplified Chinese: 蘑菇; traditional Chinese: 蘑菇雞片; pinyin: mógū jīpiàn; Cantonese Yale: mòhgū gāipín).[citation needed] The dish is usually a simple stir-fried dish consisting of sliced or cubed chicken with white button mushrooms and other vegetables. Popular vegetable additions include snow peas, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts and Chinese cabbage.[citation needed]


The name comes from the Cantonese names of the ingredients:[1][2]

  • moo goo (蘑菇; mòhgū): button mushrooms
  • gai (雞; gāi): chicken
  • pan (片; pín): slices

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  1. ^ "Mood goo gai pan". Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  2. ^ The American Heritage Dictionary. Retrieved from[dead link].