Piaya, or unleavened flat bread filled with muscovado, from Sugarlandia
The roots of Bacolod can easily be revisited by taking a bite out of the delicious treats by Sugarlandia
. It started as a home-based industry in the 1930s. They were the first to introduce some of the staple delicacies of the city such as barquillos (crispy biscuit roll) and the famous piaya (muscovado-filled flat bread). Sugarlandia has survived for about nine decades by retaining the recipes of the family matriarch Tia Dami. The new generation of owners have come up with innovations such as barquirice, which uses organic rice as a flour substitute. Aside from their two signature products, they also sell meringue, pinasugbo (fried bananas), candied fruits, and more.