Pendy’s is a Bacolod institution and the last dessert place we visited, although it was already in our list of must go to places. From outside, one would be wont to guess that the place is a standard quick service type of restaurant. Entering the doors from the parking area, a sense of elegance yet homeyness is felt. The tables are complete with table cloths and napkins.
Due to our sheer number of restaurants we ate at during this trip, we had to be quite selective in the things we order.We were here for their dessert specialties, half-moon and napoleones. Despite that we still gave in to the temptation to order tow more things, all from the counter.
Brazo de Mercedes. I love the light fluffy texture of the egg white outer layer and just fork a little of the custard to go with them.
Open faced Chicken sandwich.I ordered this one when I saw it was being served to another patron. I was quite intrigued by the retro like presentation, just reminded me of my younger days.
Napoleones. This was Carlos’ favorite dessert from the whole trip. I loved the frosted icing which would crack a little when slicing into it. The frosting complimented the flaky pastry underneath that would reveal a custard surprise inside.
Half-Moon. I honestly did not know what to expect when we ordered this. It looked more like a half-sun than a half moon with its bright yellow color. Egg custard covered a half moon shaped sponge cake underneath. The custard was smooth and creamy and served as a nice foil to the airy chiffon cake. If only we had not already eaten so much, I would order another one.
I would later learn that Pendy’s also serves a lot of good food aside from their famous desserts. I think a return trip should be penciled in next time I travel to Bacolod.
There is also a pasalubong area inside Pendy’s with a whole range of products from different manufacturers. A little warning though, that convenience comes at a cost, the prices there are much higher than if you buy it from Virgie’s or Bong Bong’s.
Pendy’s Snack Bar and Restaurant