|Moo goo gai pan|
|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 - chicken with mushroom in oyster sauce (香菇雞片), which can be a stir-fry dish or a dish made in a claypot. The Chinese-American version is a simple stir-fried dish with thin sliced chicken, white button mushrooms, and other vegetables. The chicken is thinly sliced as the word "pan"片 means thin slices. Popular vegetable additions include bok choy, snow peas, bamboo shoots, shiitake mushrooms, water chestnuts, carrots, and/or Chinese cabbage (Napa cabbage).
The name comes from the Cantonese names of the ingredients (note that tone marks here do not match Mandarin tones):