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: móh-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 bok choy, snow peas, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts and Chinese cabbage (Napa 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).