Sunday, January 24, 2010

Team Flan!

For the past 20 years, Omid and I have had a disagreement about custard. Creme Caramel vs. Flan specifically. He says creme caramel is what I call flan or caramel custard. To me, creme caramel is one large can of Eagle Brand condensed milk boiled for several hours in water on the stovetop, then cooled for several more hours in the fridge. Next it's sliced thin (like cranberry sauce), served with a dollop of whipped cream and some slivered almonds. THAT is creme caramel.
Well, last night we went to dinner with Lin & Ward. I have no idea how Omid and Ward got on the topic of creme caramel, but they disagreed as well. Ward brought out his phone and Googled 'creme caramel.' What we learned is that the two are 'synonymous' with each other. Those from Europe & Asia call it creme caramel. Those from North America call it flan. So we are both right. Omid will call it creme caramel and I will call it flan.
Which team are you on? Please vote in the poll on the top right! Thanks!