*Limoncillos - (also known as Genip, Genipa, Mamoncillo and Spanish lime) a fruit, looks like a lime but grows in bunches. Inside fruit is cantaloupe-colored and very sweet. The fruit is usually available in July and August.
*Lechoza - Papaya. This fruit can be very large or small depending on the variety. The soft fruit is great for heartburn. It can be eaten plain and also makes a great juice drink with milk or Carnation (batida)
*Locrio - typical Dominican home-style rice dish typically made with sausage, squash, beans and other vegetables all served up together. A one dish meal. It is very versatile and can also be made with Shrimp, Chicken Pork and other meats.
*Limon - Limonada - The lemon but the green variety. The limon is a mix between a lemon and lime...maybe close to a KeyLime. You will most likely get the green version when you ask for a lemon. Of course the lemon juice is mixed with sugar and water and is a refreshing drink.
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*Longanesa - A Dominican spicy sausage similar to chorizo. Longanesa can be used in a variety of Dominican dishes.
Fresh home-made longanesa
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*Helados - Ice Cream
*Hongos - (word for fungus) Mushrooms
*Jaiba - Cangrejo - Crab. You can find these being sold on the streets and beaches. They are tied into a bundle. Very tasty.
*Jibia - Cachón. A giant squid
*Jonikaike also spelt Yaniqueque- Johnny Cake. Fried batter sometimes with different fillings but usually just plain fried bread.
*Kipes-quipes - A Middle Eastern - type food adapted to the Dominican style. Made of bulger (cracked wheat), ground beef and fried. Can be purchased on the street and in Colmados typically in the morning. Very filling and flavorful.