Definition of moo goo gai pan in US English:

moo goo gai pan


  • A Cantonese dish consisting of chicken sautéed with mushrooms, vegetables, and spices.

    • ‘Upon finishing my triumphant moo goo gai pan, I opened my fortune cookie to find this astonishing announcement…’
    • ‘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.’


moo goo gai pan

/ˌmo͞o ˌɡo͞o ˌɡī ˈpan/