|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):