egg foo yong


variants or egg foo young or egg foo yung
: a fried egg patty containing vegetables (such as bean sprouts) and sometimes meat

Examples of egg foo yong in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Across from Wing on Wo, red stairs dip under the sidewalk to reveal the subterranean Wo Hop, in operation since 1938, a canteen for Chinese American standbys like egg foo yong and duck lo mein. Ligaya Mishan David Chow, New York Times, 19 Sep. 2023

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Word History


Chinese (Guangdong) fùh yùhng egg white, egg-coated ingredients, literally, a kind of hibiscus

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of egg foo yong was in 1917

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“Egg foo yong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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