Glossary I

Inipit refers to a kind of sweet bread which is the specialty of Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines. Inipit which literally means "pressed" refers to the custard-filled sandwich, that has earned Bulacan a name for itself. Ingredients such as eggs, milk, sugar and butter make up the chiffon sandwich. The custard filling, which is the secret ingredient of the producers of Inipit is the clincher to this delicious "Inipit" delicacy. Likewise, Inipit is one of the famous sweet delicacies of Bulacan. These are little rectangles of chiffon, made from eggs, milk, sugar and butter, with filling. Custard, caramel and Ube (violet yam) are the more popular filling flavors. It taste delicious and although it appears lightweight it is surprisingly filling. Inipit is available in some stores in Metro Manila which sells products from Bulacan. Some shops in Guiguinto, Bulacan, such as Eurobake and Barasoain Bakeshop are two of the famous Inipit sellers.

Irish Moss refers to a kind of sea weed found along the coast of Jamaica. The weed is dried and used in cosmetics, medicines and as a thickening agent for puddings, ice creams and some soups. Irish Moss is also used to make a very popular drink which is said to have aphrodisiac qualities.

Ibiharage refers to fried beans. To make Ibiharage, cooked white beans are fried in oil with onions and garlic, and salt, pepper and chili to taste. Ibiharage is served as a side dish. This is a traditional recipe from the central African nations of Rwanda and Burundi.

Ila refers to a Nigerian dish made of okra that is cut up or sliced into small pieces, and boiled in water. Ila has also a slippery texture like that of Ewedu. Ila maybe serve and eaten with Eba, Amala, Fufu or Iyan

Iresi is the Nigerian term for "rice". Rice is cooked in several ways in Nigeria. (1) Wwhite is rice cooked or steamed in water, then usually covered with soup which is eaten with beans, plantains, me or fish; (2) Jollof rice: rice cooked with ground tomatoes, peppers, sometimes meat and vegetables , other spices, and comes out reddish in color which is eaten with beans, plantain meat or fish; and (3) Fried ricwhich are cooked in oils, vegetables, meats, and spices which is eaten with plantain, beans, meat or fish.

Ice Milk refers to a sorbet to which a small amount of milk has been added. It is lighter and icier than ice cream .Moreover, Ice Milk refers to a sweet frozen food similar to ice cream but contains less butterfat.