While many food trends come and go, one trend that isn’t “going” is the demand for quality food. And that includes all the ingredients used in the preparation. The increased demand for plant based and Non-GMO menu options shines a light on the importance of “all” ingredients used to create a dish. Including something as small as breadcrumbs.
Surprisingly most standard breading, and many standard panko brands, doesn’t meet the consumer’s standards for quality. Many commercial brands of breading can contain animal fat, dairy, additives, and preservatives and are not Non-GMO. In other words, not suitable for plant based or “clean” menu options.
Quality and Versatility of Authentic Panko
Does the breading in your pantry measure up? If not, a simple change to an Authentic Japanese Panko is an easy solution. It’s important to emphasis the word “Authentic”, because not all Panko brands use quality ingredients or the traditional Japanese baking and drying process.
Authentic Panko is a perfect replacement for standard breadcrumbs, especially for expanding plant-based menu options. They are an excellent binder for veggie burgers, or as a light crispy topping for salads, pasta and even as a sweet crispy topping for baked fruit, and of course, a crispy coating for all things fried! A truly Authentic Panko will enhance flavor, add a crispy texture and will never overpower your menu items.
Already using panko but not sure if it’s an Authentic Panko? It’s easy to tell the difference. An Authentic Panko is light with a delicate texture, adding just the right crispy note to your dish and is the farthest thing from a hard, dense coating. If you’ve experienced the latter, chances are it was a standard commercial brand, which has the potential to make food taste oily with a hard and dense texture.
Authentic Panko will have:
- Large sliver shape crumb (flaky look) – Standard Panko will have round crumbs.
- Light airy texture – Authentic Panko will always be light and delicate. Standard Panko has a hard and dense texture. Touch your current brand of panko, if it feels hard or dense it is not an Authentic Panko.
A change as simple as replacing standard breadcrumbs or a standard panko with an Authentic Japanese Panko will have a noticeable impact on any menu item requiring breadcrumbs.
Exclusively for Professional Chef and Food Distributors
We invite all professional chefs and food distributors to try a free sample of Authentic Japanese Panko. Compare and experience the differences first hand.
We guarantee Upper Crust Enterprises Authentic Japanese 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.
About Upper Crust Enterprises
Upper Crust Enterprises has been making Authentic Japanese Panko for over 40 years. Our Authentic Japanese Panko is produced in the USA using USA supplied ingredients. The majority of our Panko is sold to Japanese and Asian restaurant chefs worldwide, however, because of our versatility and authentic quality we are becoming increasingly popular in a wide range of restaurants, from Italian Bistros to many major chain restaurants.
At Upper Crust Enterprises, we not only care about the flavor of your finished dishes, we take great care in selecting the ingredients we use to make our products. Our Authentic Japanese Panko and Tempura Batter Mix are, and have always been, produced using high quality GMO Free, locally sourced and tested ingredients. We strictly follow the customary production methods from Japan, passed down for generations and we proudly produce all our products in the USA.
Upper Crust Enterprises authentic Japanese Panko breadcrumbs are are also available in All Natural formula. All of our Panko is certified GMO Free, vegan, Kosher and Halal.
To learn more and request a sample of an Authentic Panko Visit Upper Crust Enterprises at www.UpperCrustEnt.com