‘Don’t go home without it!’ is definitely the perfect tagline when it comes to bringing home pasalubong from Iloilo, it definitely has to be Biscocho Haus. The 42-year-old Biscocho house is a crowd favorite and is Iloilo’s prime pasalubong representative to other parts of the country and the world. Butterscotch, Barquillos, Piaya, Pinasugbo, Barquiron are just some of the specialties of Biscocho Haus – and, of course, the legendary Biscocho that is absolutely 100% Ilonggo.
Biscocho, ‘Bizcocho’ in Spanish referring to ‘Biscuit’, refers to baked bread topped with butter and sugar and is a popular specialty in Iloilo. The etymology of the word is related to the Latin phrase ‘Bis Coctus’ meaning ‘Baked Twice’. Biscocho Haus, meanwhile, was built in 1975. To date, it currently has a number of branches within the Panay Island – Jaro (Main Branch), SM City Iloilo, The Shops at Atria Park District, Robinsons Place Iloilo, Gaisano Capital Iloilo, Megaworld Iloilo Business Park, Molo, JM Basa and Iznart Street, Pavia, and Passi. Branches outside Iloilo include Kalibo, Roxas, Antique, and Bacolod.
Cinnamon Otap at Php 33
Special Butterscotch at Php 54
An amazing collection of Biscocho Haus treats – perfect for any occasion
The Biscocho Haus that we visited was at the Festive Walk Parade at Iloilo Business Park. The Biscocho Haus at Festive Walk Parade offers All Day Breakfast, Daily Lunch Specials, Pancit Molo, Pata, Dinuguan, Snacks, Desserts and Drinks.
About Festive Walk Parade: Festive Walk Parade is a 1.1 km strip divided into four phases. The longest shopping and dining strip in Iloilo will showcase legendary Ilonggo restaurants as well as international dining brands. The exterior design of Festive Walk Parade is reminiscent of Santana Row development in California, with touches of art nouveau as homage to Iloilo’s own architectural heritage, creating a strong sense of nostalgia while keeping an intimate atmosphere and experience through scale and proportions.
The edge of Festive Walk Parade will be Casa Emperador which will house the Casa Emperador Museum on its 2nd and 3rd floor. The museum will showcase the rich history and vast collection of one of the world’s biggest brandy producer, Emperador Distillers Inc. Casa Emperador echoes Iloilo’s very own Provincial Capitol with impressive neoclassical design and proportions, evoking the aesthetics of old European palaces, imposing monumentality and establishing a solid focal point along Mandurriao Road.
The alfresco dining on the 2nd floor will overlook the beautifully landscaped Park Square where a monument of Ilonggo revolutionary hero, General Martin Delgado will stand – reminiscent of Iloilo’s Plaza Libertad. Festive Walk Parade will serve as a cultural and historical manifesto for Iloilo, a celebration of its heritage and future, establishing a place of economic and civic vibrancy, life and activity.