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Biscocho Haus: Home of Iloilo’s Delicacies

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Belle Piccio | May 21, 2014

For almost about four decades, Biscocho Haus has been the favorite pasalubong shop of Ilonggo delicacies.

Biscocho Haus was started by Dr. Carlos L. Guadarrama and wife Therese J. Guadarrama. Their specialty and very first product was biscocho, thus the name of their shop.

Due to the growing demand of their tasty treats, they have come up with new products which were first made in their family kitchens.

The following are some of their treats that we recommend. (All photos by Bea Gatchalian from the Biscocho Haus FB page.)

1: Bañadas

Bañadas are toasted bread dipped in white sugar icing.

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2: Boat Tart

Boat tarts are filled with special caramel.

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3: Barquiron

Barquiron are tiny barquillos sticks stuffed with polvoron.

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4: Butterscotch

These are small chewy squares that contain sugar, eggs, flour, and butter topped with cashew nuts. Mango butterscotch is also available.

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5: Biscocho

Biscocho is what this institution has become known for. It's twice-baked bread, spread with butter and sugar. Also available is Biscocho de Caña, which has less sugar and no butter.

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How to Get There

From Manila, you can fly to Iloilo (estimated cost of Php3,000++, round trip, one hour). From Iloilo Airport, you can hail a cab and ask to be dropped off at your destination.

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