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Villa Bianco Stuffed Mushrooms

-----Original Message----- 
From: Dorothy 
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2016 12:38 PM
Subject: Villa Bianca Stuffed Mushroom recipe

Dear Uncle Phaedrus,
There was a fine old Italian restaurant in Flushing, NY called the Villa 
Bianca. They served the most amazing stuffed mushroom appetizer. It was so 
special that only one mushroom was in an order. The place closed at least 30 
yrs ago. If you can find any info, that would be great.
Thanks for all you do.
Kind regards,

Hello Dorothy,

I found very little about Villa Bianca. Just a couple of photos and nostalgic message board posts. I'll post this for reader input.


Dosanko Larmen Butter Ramen

-----Original Message----- 
From: Dorothy 
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:51 AM
Subject: Dosanko Butter Larmen

Dear Uncle Phaedrus,
Dosanko was a wonderful Japanese noodle shop with several locations in NYC. 
The place was reasonably priced and the food was delicious. They specialized 
in tempuras, katsu, and noodle soup. They made a butter larmen that was 
simplicity in itself and so good. I'd greatly appreciate it. If butter 
larmen isn't available, I'd love any recipe from that place.
Thank you.
Kind regards,

Hi Dorothy,

Dosanko Larmen is an international chain of noodle shops, with locations in many countries. I don't know why they closed their New York locations, but it appears that they have opened at least one location in Los Angeles. Buttery flavor ramen is a common dish in noodle shops, of which there are many in NYC. I could not find any recipes from Dosanko Larmen. The only recipe that I found which mentioned Dosanko Larmen was this one, which is one person's attempt to make a copycat of Dosanko Larmen's curry ramen: Rockin' Ramen

I'll post this for reader input.


Ebinger's Bakery Bran Muffins

-----Original Message----- 
From: Robin 
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:19 PM 
Subject: Ebingers Bran muffins 

Does anyone have the recipe?
They were so dark and dense yet cakey.
Ive been trying to replicate for many years.
Robin W

Hi Robin,

I had no success locating this recipe. I will post this for reader input.


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