EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT WITH PIAYA : A BACOLOD CITY DELICACY


It's been two months and 13 days since I have written my last post for my precious food blog which featured Minnie's Sweet Creations. Time indeed flies fast as we are in the last quarter of 2012. Being a glorious month for the Negrenses, allow me to partake in their festivities and highlight some of my favorites when in Bacolod City.

Masskara Festival is an annual, well-known festival in Bacolod City

With the annual festival called Masskara, tourists - international and locals alike flock to the party streets of Bacolod City to witness the captivating smiles of the Negrenses. Iconic masks in a variety of colorful designs can be found all-over with numerous Masskara-making contests being held in major establishments while the plaza is transformed to a party street all-day and all-night long.


Piaya is a traditional Bacolod delicacy

For the sweet tooth, Bacolod City is a haven. Bask in the country's sugarbowl and satiate yourself with a melange of nothing but sweet endings. One sweet Bacolod delicacy that has become one of my favorites is Piaya. This traditional Negros delicacy is a flat dough that has been rolled resembling a round small plate (we call platito) and filled with muscovado sugar. Through the years, variety of fillings were born and flavors such as Pandan, Mango and Ube were used as sweet fillings. Packs of five and ten pieces are usually available to suit every budget. The small containers sell at Php20 to Php30 while the bigger ones are about than Php50.

Brown Sugar Piaya from Merci Pasalubong

Merci Pasalubong is a personal favorite when in comes to Piaya. I particularly adore their Brown Sugar Piaya (Brown Sugar Pie) which is sweetened by - you guessed it, brown sugar and infused with honey. The filling has just about the right sweetness without the umay (satiating) factor in every bite. The sesame seeds sprinkled on top of the flat bread adds a bit of nutty flavor to this local delicacy.


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Bacolod City
Lacson Street 709-1788
Araneta Street - 707-1400
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