egg foo yong

\ ˈeg-ˈfü-ˈyəŋ How to pronounce egg foo yong (audio) , ˈāg- \
variants: or egg foo young or egg foo yung

Definition of egg foo yong

: a fried egg patty containing vegetables (such as bean sprouts) and sometimes meat

First Known Use of egg foo yong

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for egg foo yong

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

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“Egg foo yong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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