Iloilo Treats – Barquillos, Biscocho, and Bañadas

While I have never been to Iloilo, it has already etched a place for itself in my heart because of its well-known pasalubong goodies- biscocho and barquillos.

A friend who shall remain nameless (clue: her name starts with an ‘M’ and ends with ‘arie’) recently came back from a trip to Iloilo and gave me a bagful of lovely Iloilo treats from Biscocho Haus.

Here they are: Iloilo’s well-known biscocho, barquillos, and bañadas

Oldies but goodies-

Biscocho is what Iloilo is most known for, and Biscocho Haus makes the best of them. For those of you who have not tried biscochos yet, that’s a shame, these biscuits taste like toasted bread smothered with butter and topped with sugar, only crunchier and tastier. I’m kind of ashamed to admit it, but I can finish nearly an entire pack in one sitting.

Another treat that they’re known for is the barquillos (this is my mom’s favorite). Sure, you can buy a pack off the rack at your nearest grocery store or ice cream shop. But they wouldn’t be as good as Biscocho Haus’ barquillos, nope. These barquillos are wafery (they melt in your mouth), they’re just the right kind of sweet (they’re perfect), and they’re great with (pistachio) ice cream. I tell you, they’re fantastic.

Something new-

Bañadas- giant pacencias

This time around, my friend whose name starts with an ‘M’ and ends with ‘arie’ added a new treat- Biscocho Haus’ bañadas. I was halfway through the package before I remembered to take pictures (they were delicious~) They’re like pacencia biscuits, only lighter, crunchier and five times the size. That part of my heart that belongs to Iloilo has just become bigger, I have added this to my favorites list.

When I set foot in Iloilo someday, expect me to be bringing back home boxes of all of these yummy treats.


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  1. Alvin

    Hey, I'll be there this weekend for a friend's wedding! Bilhin ko nga yang mga yan. Lagi ding pasalubong ng kaibigan kong taga-Iloilo yung butterscotch, sarap nung mango version nun :p

  2. happysole

    there's a bunch more, but those on your list are the most famous. except that you forgot biscocho. you should try them. im sure you'll love it too. 🙂


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