egg foo yong

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egg foo young

or egg foo yong  (ĕg′ fo͞o′ yŭng′)
A Chinese omelet consisting of beaten eggs mixed with various chopped ingredients, such as bean sprouts, scallions, water chestnuts, chicken, or pork, pan-fried and typically served with a sauce of chicken broth and soy sauce.

[Partial translation of Cantonese fu4 jung4 daan6, literally "cotton rose eggs,", from fu4 jung4, cotton rose, dish prepared with beaten eggs (in the latter sense, translation of the Shanghainese equivalent fu ɦiong, originally used of a dish incorporating beaten egg whites and slices of ham, probably in reference the varied white and pink colors of the ruffled petals of cotton rose flowers), from Middle Chinese buə̆ juawŋ, lotus, from Old Chinese *balong.]
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Noun1.egg foo yong - omelet containing onions and celery and chopped meat or fish
omelet, omelette - beaten eggs or an egg mixture cooked until just set; may be folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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