Original Biscocho Haus: Home of the original Iloilo Pasalubong

Original Bischocho Haus in Iloilo City
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The Original Biscocho Haus in Iloilo

Iloilo City, Philippines — If there’s one thing that we Filipinos always do when traveling, it’s making sure that we bring something home from the places we visit. This pasalubong custom not only creates opportunities in the tourism economy (food, handicrafts, and the like), it also strengthens the bond between families and friends as you share part of your travels with them.

Original Bischocho Haus in Iloilo City
Original Bischocho Haus in Iloilo City

Different regions in the Philippines have many specialties and delicacies of their own, and in the Western Visayas islands, Biscocho is perhaps the most popular. One of the best places you can find this is by going to the Original Biscocho Haus in Jaro, Iloilo.

Biscocho Haus Ensaimada
Biscocho Haus Ensaimada

Operating daily from 6am to 8pm, the Original Biscocho Haus have been serving patrons for more than four decades in the busy roads of Lopez Jaena St. in Don Aguedo Del Rosario Building near the Jaro Plaza.

Butterschotch from Biscocho Haus
Butterschotch from Biscocho Haus
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Given its namesake, it specializes in the production of Biscocho, or twice-baked stale breads usually coated with butter and sugar. It is perfect with coffee in the morning or even with a side of soup to tickle your palate. Given its long tradition of being a staple merienda favorite from one generation to another, Filipinos would often associate this pastry with fond memories spent with their loved ones.

Macaroons from Iloilo Biscocho Haus
Macaroons from Iloilo Biscocho Haus

The Original Biscocho Haus also offers various pasalubong items, like the crowd-favorite Butterscotch—a sweet and soft confectionery that the owners spent years in perfecting. There are also different kinds of fruit tarts, assorted breads, banana chips, piaya (muscovado flatbreads), cookies, tablea (local chocolate tablets), and even different variations of chicharon.

The Original Biscocho from Iloilo
The Original Biscocho from Iloilo

If you aren’t traveling in or near Iloilo, however, you can also easily find other branches of the Original Biscocho Haus at the malls or at the airport. For the full list of their prices, visit their Facebook Page.

Original Biscocho Haus
Location: Don Aguedo Del Rosario Bdlg., Lopez Jaena St., Jaro, Iloilo City
Hours: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Telephone numbers: (033)329-0862 / (033)329-0864
Product Prices: Php 30 – Php 300
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OriginalBiscochoHaus/

Check out our complete list of recommended Hotels and Resorts in Iloilo City, Philippines via Agoda or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

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