If we are to think of Filipino desserts, leche flan and turon would be there on top of the list along with bananas. So if we are to start a Filipino diner or restaurant, never forget to include these two because people will expect us to have it.
I love leche flan. I said it before and I'm saying it again: It's much better than creme brulee! If it is prepared well enough, it will never be passed up in a dessert table.
We had leche flan served in our last visit to Romulo's and noted that it was cranked up a bit with caramel syrup (as if it wasn't sweet enough). It was so delightful but couldn't finish the whole thing. One or two teaspoonfuls of it is quite enough to last you up to the next hour or so.
We also tried their turon. Like the leche flan, it was drizzled with caramel syrup.
It was topped with a scoop of sherbet that isn't too sweet. I tasted the sherbet first and almost finished it entirely before I took a bite off the turon. The waiter just told me it's turon so I didn't expect the pineapple filling oozing out of it with that one bite. It was a pleasant surprise. Like I was eating pineapple pie from Jollibee :) but a whole lot better.
I thought I could make it at home only if I could get the recipe of the pineapple filling and then, I'm good to go.