Baye-Baye refers to a sweet snack from the Philippines, particularly from the province of Iloilo that is made from newly harvested rice called Pinipig which is roasted and pounded/beaten or milled then mixed with freshly grated coconut then formed into patties or rolls. It can also be made with ground corn kernels instead of Pinipig and also from glutinous rice called Malagkit (Pilit in Ilonggo or Hiligaynon)
Baye-Baye is one of Iloilo's native delicacy which I was fortunate enough to enjoy as the grandmother of my son hails from Iloilo. Living with an Ilonggo household made me enjoy so many native delicacies even when we were at the city when my son was still a baby way back in 1985
Baye-Baye is also a delicacy found in another province in the south, Bacolod and Dumaguete, Negros Oriental.
Hiligaynon is one of the dialects in the Visayas Island of the Philippines