Quipe or Kipes has its roots in the Middle East when Lebanese immigrants came to the Dominican in the 18th century.
Kips, or Quips, is a Dominicanized version of the Lebanese Kibbeh. In contrast to the traditional Middle Eastern kibbeh using lamb, the Dominicans use beef and we omit spices and herbs like mint, cumin, pine nuts, and others.
Both Brazilians and Dominicans enjoy this delicious meal as a snack, hungry, and party delightful. In Brazil, they are called kibe / quib and are usually accompanied by lime wedges. Dominicans, on the other hand, call them kip/quipe and prefer to eat with hot sauce or ketchup. Quips are basically fried Dominican wheat fried with ground beef. A delicious Dominican snack that can be enjoyed at any time of the day.