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moo goo gai pan

Syllabification: moo goo gai pan
Pronunciation: /ˌmo͞o ˌɡo͞o ˌɡī ˈpan

Definition of moo goo gai pan in English:


A Cantonese dish consisting of chicken sautéed with mushrooms, vegetables, and spices.
Example sentences
  • There were 5 large silver platters teeming with fabulous food; Peking duck, shrimp in a spicy chile sauce, moo goo gai pan, a beef and vegetable number, and delicious fried rice.
  • Upon finishing my triumphant moo goo gai pan, I opened my fortune cookie to find this astonishing announcement…

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