Moo goo gai pan

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Moo goo gai pan
Traditional Chinese 蘑菇雞片
Simplified Chinese 蘑菇鸡片
Literal meaning "Mushroom chicken slices"

Moo goo gai pan (Chinese: 蘑菇雞片; Cantonese: mòh-gū gāi-pin) is the Americanized version of a Cantonese dish, 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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Moo goo gai pan". Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  2. ^ The American Heritage Dictionary. Retrieved from Archived from the original on March 19, 2006. Retrieved December 21, 2005.  Missing or empty |title= (help).