What better way to wrap up your lunch or dinner than to help yourself to an equally appetizing dessert? For some, dessert means a generous dollop of ice cream or a slice of cake. In Mexican restaurants, however, you can also find heavenly plates of Mexican flan and chimichangas that are absolutely divine.
Derived from the Old French word “flaon” (which, in turn, came from the Latin “flado”) or a “flat cake”, flan is perhaps among the oldest existing desserts, with roots dating as far back as to the Roman Empire. Back then, flan was made to use up all their extra milk and eggs. It gained popularity all over Europe and came to America with Columbus. Mexicans, on the other hand, had a taste of this dish when Spain invaded their country during the 1500s.