Piaya (food)

A piaya (Hiligaynon: piyaya, pronounced [piˈjaja]; Spanish: piaya,[2] pronounced [ˈpjaʝa]) is a muscovado-filled unleavened flatbread from the Philippines especially common in Negros Occidental where it is a popular delicacy.[3] It is made by filling dough with a mixture of muscovado and water. The filled dough is then flattened with a rolling pin, sprinkled with sesame seeds and baked on a griddle.[4]

Muscovado-filled piaya
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateNegros Occidental
Associated national cuisineFilipino cuisine
Serving temperatureWarm or cold
Main ingredientsFlour and muscovado
Food energy
(per serving)
75[1] kcal


The traditional sweet filling made of muscovado has other alternatives, including ube and mango. A piayito (Hiligaynon: piyayito) is a tiny version of the piaya and is thin and crispy.[5]

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  1. ^ "Calories in piaya and Nutrition Facts". Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  2. ^ Joven, Ping. "Piyaya or Piaya Recipe". Ping Desserts.com. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  3. ^ Piccio, Belle. "Piaya -- A Sweet Negrense Delicacy". Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  4. ^ Newman, Yasmin. "Muscovado flatbreads (piaya)". Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Piyaya et Piyayitos". Archived from the original on 7 June 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014.