Definition of flan
1a : an open pie containing any of various sweet or savory fillingsb : custard baked with a caramel glaze
2 : the metal disk of a coin, token, or medal as distinguished from the design and lettering stamped on it
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For dessert, there’s homemade chocoflan, regular flan or a fried plaintain with caramel.
Entrees like the chicken pipian are a hit, as are the desserts like churros, flan or bunuelos, delightful fried dough balls served with ice cream.
The flan is a floppy little cylinder of creamy, eggy, sugary custard with citrus notes and a side of tahini (sesame seeds) crumble.
El Fogon also has specialty dishes such as the Hawaiano with seasoned steak, ham, pineapple and cheese, and several desserts including flan.
Folding tables were set up with a feast, from meatballs to arroz con pollo, from Caesar salads to quinoa, homemade cookies to flan.
Nor does the flan, which tastes a little too much like rompope, or Mexican eggnog.
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Origin and Etymology of flan
French, from Old French flaon, from Late Latin fladon-, flado flat cake, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German flado flat cake
First Known Use: 1846See Words from the same year
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Definition of flan for English Language Learners
: a type of sweet dessert made of a smooth, thick custard covered with caramel
: an open pie containing any of various fillings
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