Growing up Brazo de Mercedes is my least favorite dessert. That light brown and white roll with a yellow custard center. While I like the yellow yema-like center, I don't care much for the white soft meringue-like outer layer. My idea of a good brazo is less of the mushy white part and more of the yummy yellow part.
Imagine my delight when I saw the words "Overstuffed Brazo" at Greenwich. I immediately ordered one.
True to it's name, this is one overstuffed brazo! Look at how thick the custard is compared to the meringue. I noticed that the meringue is not that mushy (compared to the brazos of my younger days) and the custard is creamy and not overly sweet. I just think the white chocolate topping is a bit of an overkill, though.
The best part about my ideal Brazo de Mercedes? It's only Php99 a slice. Winner!