The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
Flan, also called creme caramel, is a staple on dessert menus at most Latin-American restaurants. Smooth and custardy, the molded dessert is usually topped with a light caramel sauce. Even after a big meal, it's one finale that goes down easy -- and goes well after just about anything.
Here are five fine flans to seek out.
ANACONDA LATIN FUSION BISTRO, 1624 New York Ave., Huntington Station, 631-351-9797, anacondabistro.com
Following a meal of pillowy El Salvadoran pupusas and crisp-skinned savory Peruvian rotisserie chicken, you'll want to spoon away at the restaurant's lush flan. $4
LOS ANDES RESTAURANT , 275 E. Main St., Patchogue, 631-569-4555 and 1844 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park, 631-392-1555, losandesli.com
At these Peruvian spots, an optimal way to end your dinner is with the house-made crema volteada, an especially opulent version of flan. $4.50
SAZON DOMINICANO RESTAURANT, 13 Atlantic Ave., Freeport, 516-632-5113, sazondominicanofreeport.com
The flan at this snazzy Dominican restaurant is rich and creamy, competing with the moist and milky tres leches cake. $5
RINCON CRIOLLO, 16 W. Jericho Tpke., Huntington Station, 631-271-2277, rincon-criollo.com
This Cuban newcomer serves a silky, custardy flan de leche topped with caramel sauce.
HAVANA CENTRAL RESTAURANT & BAR, Roosevelt Field, Garden City, 516-739-7900, havanacentral.com
This big, boisterous Cuban spot at Roosevelt Field has a flan that's smooth and custardy, topped with soft caramel. $6