from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dish of Chinese origin made with mixed vegetables.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Cantonese dish consisting of mixed meat and vegetables, often in combination with noodles, rice, or soup
Chinese (Cantonese) shap kam, mixture, subgum.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
from Cantonese 什锦 (sap6 gam2) (Wiktionary)
But they always returned with reports of marvelous moo goo gai pain, and lobster in eggy Cantonese sauce, crisp spareribs, and fresh shrimp subgum.
The Jews eat subgum, the Chinese eat bagels, the Russians eat spaghetti, and the Italians drink vodka.