Bricklayers, Old Ladies, and Panaderia de Molo

The Molo district is filled with interesting sites and wonderful places to eat. Filipino’s have definitely figured out the right way to make life satisfying. Beautiful scenery and incredible foods, thats what Iloilo is all about.

Butterscotch at Panaderia de Molo
Butterscotch at Panaderia de Molo

One of my favorite discoveries is Panaderia de Molo. While it is a bakeshop, it’s more than that too. It was started by five old ladies in the 1800’s who saw that masons were using eggwhites to cement bricks together and decided to make cookies from the yolks. While there is something Spanish about the cookies, which no doubt have a connection to recipes that came with Spanish Colonization, Panaderia de Molo is a truly Philippine institution. In fact, more than that it is an Ilongo tradition. (more…)

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