Definition of foo yong in English:

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foo yong

Pronunciation: /fuː ˈjɒŋ/

noun

[mass noun]
A Chinese dish or sauce made with egg as a main ingredient.
Example sentences
  • We have a habit in this country of transforming even the simplest culinary import (Neapolitan pizza, Cantonese egg foo yong) into a bland, bulky version of its former self.
  • For the egg foo yong, in a medium sauté pan, heat one tablespoon of the oil over medium heat.
  • According to our server at Lotus Hunan, it's because egg foo yong takes so much more time to cook than typical Chinese restaurant dishes that are prepared quickly by deep-frying or stir-frying.

Origin

From Chinese (Cantonese dialect) foō yung, literally 'hibiscus'.

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