Did You Know You Can Get Freshly Made Piaya At This Tagaytay Resto?
They make it every day!
There's no use resisting a bowl of piping hot bulalo when visiting the chilly city of Tagaytay, but this ever-expanding town offers more than that. A¬†go-to¬†among Filipino food fans is Balay Dako, which translates to "Big House" in Negrense.¬†This restaurant serves an array of different regional dishes (bulalo included, of course), plus they have a weekend buffet breakfast available from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. that makes waking up early totally worth it.¬†
Balay Dako's dishes are exceptionally delicious as it is comforting, but one you shouldn't miss out on is definitely their¬†piaya. The restaurant's take on this Ilonggo pastry is that they fill the dough with muscovado filling, roll the pastry in sesame seeds, and then it is grilled¬†at the¬†piaya station.
Yes, in the middle of Balay Dako's dining area on the first floor is a designated station for making piaya. Balay Dako's¬†piaya station is an open area where you can observe how this delicious pastry is made: grilled until the flatbread gains patches of golden brown color making it slightly flaky, while the inside reveals a sweet dark filling.¬†
Balay Dako always makes fresh batches of piaya every day, available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for P100 per pack. If you're feeling a little cold in Tagaytay, you should definitely pair this warm sugar-filled pastry with a cup of warm coffee.
Balay Dako is located at Tagaytay - Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay. It is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information, follow¬†Balay Dako on Facebook.