crab rangoon

noun

variants or crab Rangoon
: a dish consisting of deep-fried wontons filled with a mixture of crab meat and cream cheese

Examples of crab rangoon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For those craving New York-style Chinese American food, the crab rangoon and dumplings are just some of the delicious items on the menu at Genghis Cohen in Fairfax. Kevinisha Walker, Los Angeles Times, 23 Dec. 2023 Scallion pancakes are folded to enclose a filling of cream cheese and green onion reminiscent of crab rangoon, says Lin, before mozzarella cheese is griddled on top. Cathy Erway, Bon Appétit, 5 Sep. 2023 Gyoza, chicken wings, satay, and crab rangoon appetizers are all in the rotation, too. BostonGlobe.com, 6 Apr. 2021 The eclectic Veggie House offers an unusual mix of Chinese-American and Chinese-inspired dishes, from salt-and-pepper tofu to pumpkin spinach crab rangoon. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, 30 Sep. 2020 Over platters of fried rice, egg rolls and crab rangoon, Sheng Thao took the microphone and asked for support in June from several dozen people gathered at a Hmong restaurant in Wisconsin. Amy Qin, New York Times, 28 Dec. 2022 Many characters in these novels have strong feelings about Asian food — Willa treasures the memory of eating beef tongue with her father, while Jay nurses a self-parodying love of crab rangoon. Vulture, 27 Sep. 2022 The exceptions are the chicken quesadilla and the crab rangoon. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 4 June 2022 For food, there are small plates like crab rangoon dip and griddled halloumi. Jess Lander, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

after Rangoon (yangon), Burma

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crab rangoon was in 1956

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“Crab rangoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crab%20rangoon. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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