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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/