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I love bread. Notice I love everything? Anyway, as I was saying/typing/whatever.. I love bread. from French Poilan, to Chinese hopia, Silver roll bread like the one used in siopao to thin or hand-tossed pizza crust, pandesal, and those tig-piso tig-seis Spanish breads you can get off a local panaderia. There’s just something about bread that keeps me craving for more. Another type of bread that I came to try not-so-recently was the Ilocos Biscocho in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte. This bakeshop in Pasuquin doesn’t create biscocho from bread scrap but they make them as if making any type of bread. Biscocho is usually what’s left off the bread mold, but they make it deliberately here. Iloilo is actually the one famous for native biscocho, but Ilocos has its own version, the main difference is that the one in Iloilo is sweet and the one in Ilocos isn’t.
Of course, since we’re inside a bakeshop, I didn’t stop myself from grabbing a few bites of fresh bread. I even got to try semi-cooked raw dough since someone told us it was already baked. Hmmm.. good thing my tummy was as hard as metal.
The smell of oven baked dough is always a treat. Its basically a sure temptation that more probably no one can resist.
So when you’re in Ilocos craving for bread. You know where to go.
Pasuquin Bakery Pasuquin Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte (63-77) 775-0198
Lakbay Norte is brought to you by the North Philippines Visitors Bureau and the Manila North Tollways Corp. Our Ilocos Norte leg would is organized and supported by the Ilocos Norte Convention and Visitors Bureau. Join us next time as we Rediscover the North.