The dessert's story is told as it was cut. During World War 2, his father was a ticket agent and sold airline rickets on the island. One morning, he was approached by a Chinese man who needed to return to his home in China. The man was a baker by trade and said, I do not have the money for a ticket but will pay you when I return. If you give me the ticket, I will give you a recipe that will make you famous. The ticket agent's wife was a baker and agreed.
Six months later the Chinese man returned, paid the debt and thanked the ticket agent. After the war the ticket agent returned to the bakery and made the recipe. The Chinese man was right. The ticket agent, now a baker, added a touch of Puerto Rico to create Punch Romano. This became the world renown and the bakery's top seller. With that he sent his kids to college.