There is so much more to being a chef than just cooking, the average patron doesn’t fully appreciate how much actually goes into their meal. Knowing which preparation and what ingredients will deliver a memorable flavor and texture experience is the secret in building customer loyalty. Adjusting the texture of a dish is an effective way to add a new element of excitement to any menu item.
Breading, as a coating or as a binder, has been used for years to add just the right texture – yet with such a wide variety of different types of breading available, do you know what breading option is the best fit for your restaurant?
The Food Lab wrote an article with great information on what breading work best for frying. Of all the breading available, Panko had the highest rating for crispiness! But not all Panko performs the same; standard panko has a hard crunchy texture compared to an Authentic Japanese Panko, which has a light crispy texture. Patron’s expectations of texture greatly affect their perception of quality. Hands down, foods with a light crispy texture are preferred, making the selection of the right ingredient to provide the best texture paramount.
Many Chefs still use standard breadcrumbs or grind their own from day old dinner rolls. Chefs are now experimenting and finding out with breadcrumbs there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. There are much better, tastier and versatile breadcrumb and testing an Authentic Panko on your menu might surprise you.
Experience The Power of an Authentic Panko
Most Panko you have experienced is standard Panko, either with distributor brands and even some top name brands. In many restaurants picking which Panko to use is an afterthought and left up to the distributor to send the less expensive Panko available. However, there is much more to Panko. Using an Authentic Japanese Panko with its light crispy texture and flaky sliver shape crumb will improve the overall texture of your menu items.
Light crispy texture, along with better surface coverage are just two of the many reasons Authentic Panko is a perfect alternative (and replacement) for standard breadcrumbs or standard Panko.
Adds Better Texture – An Authentic Panko adds texture, enhancing the foods natural flavor. Perfect for oven and deep-frying, as a top coating for au gratins and even desserts. Authentic Japanese Panko provides a light crispy texture that’s never hard and dense.
Improves Appearance – Using Authentic Panko as a breading creates a delicate and delicious crispiness providing fried foods with a lighter coating that stays crispy longer, will make your coated items look larger all without an over-breaded and oily appearance (or taste!)
Customizable Flavor – Authentic Panko is flavor neutral, making it perfect for enhancing the natural flavor of the food or enhancing the flavor by creating your own unique spices and flavors. Either way, it’s an excellent choice, without the “bready” flavor commonly associated with standard breadcrumbs.
Versatility – Authentic Panko is so incredibly versatile, from starters to desserts and just about every type of cuisine you can imagine authentic Panko is an excellent choice to add texture and improve the appearance of any menu item, Chicken Parmesan, Fish Taco’s and yes, even desserts.
Not All Panko is Authentic Japanese Panko
Not all Panko brands are Authentic Japanese Panko. If you’ve ever experienced a panko that is hard, round and dense, then it isn’t Authentic Panko. An Authentic Panko is light and delicate with flaky sliver shaped crumbs that will enhance your menu items by adding a light crispy texture without being oily, heavy or overpowering. Panko should highlight your coated protein with a light crispy texture and not fight it with a hard crunchy texture.
Taste the Difference – Authentic Japanese Panko
We personally invite Professional Chefs, Restaurants and food distributors to try Upper Crust Enterprises Authentic Japanese Panko – FREE.
Experience firsthand the difference an Authentic Japanese Panko will have on your menu items.
We guarantee our Authentic Panko will:
- Taste lighter and crispy.
- Have a delicate crispy texture that stays crispy longer.
- Provides a better yield than standard Panko.
- Deliver a better plate presentation making coating items look bigger but not taste bready.
Upper Crust Enterprises Authentic Japanese Panko breadcrumbs are available exclusively to Professional Chefs, Restaurants (large or small) and Food Distributors.
After you receive your sample, please visit our Panko Recipe Suggestions and have fun trying new recipes and discovering how such a little crumb can have a huge impact on your favorites dishes!
All of our Authentic Panko products are certified GMO Free, vegan, Kosher and Halal.
About Upper Crust Enterprises
For over 35 years, Upper Crust Enterprises has been producing Authentic Japanese Panko breadcrumbs for restaurants across the globe. Keeping to the traditional Japanese methods and taking the time to do it right in blending, baking, elongated drying process, and grinding. Upper Crust Enterprises authentic Japanese Panko breadcrumbs are available in Authentic and All Natural. All of our Panko is certified GMO Free, vegan, Kosher and Halal.