Any chef will tell you the best culinary training can’t make up for low quality ingredients. Every ingredient has an impact to the taste, appearance and overall performance of any menu item. Using lower quality ingredients will result in providing your guests with average or mediocre results affecting the true taste potential.
Using higher quality ingredients is more costly, but it’s important to evaluate the cost/benefit of the increased expense and how it affects the customers experience and most importantly, will it influence increased repeat business. For example, Wagyu beef, considered to be the highest quality beef available, but that doesn’t mean it’s best for all applications. Nor would the cheapest cut of beef be a suitable alternative.
Common staple ingredients that are often overlooked or deemed unimportant when it comes to price vs. quality are important to think about. Panko is a perfect example. Why buy an expensive Authentic Panko when it’s all the same, right? Wrong. There is a noticeable difference between Authentic Panko and standard foodservice panko. While Authentic Panko may cost more per pound, it has a better yield making it less expensive. More importantly is the performance difference between Authentic Panko and standard Panko. Authentic Panko provides a much lighter and more delicate crispy texture than a standard Panko. The lighter and crispier texture delivers a better plate presentation and a better overall value.
Using quality ingredients, even the small ingredients such as panko, allows chefs to create food that restaurants are proud to serve and guests will crave.
Benefits of Using an Authentic Panko
Authentic Panko is noticeably different with a texture that is delicate, light and airy with a flaky sliver shape. It releases oil better so never greasy and holds it light crispy texture for extended time (Great for Take-Out). Standard Panko will have a round, hard and dense texture, making coated items taste overly breaded, hard, crunchy and heavy.
Authentic Panko costs a little more per pound but produces a 26% better yield with fewer fines than standard Panko making it less expensive and a better quality. Purchased by the pound but used by volume, an Authentic Panko will go further.
If the Panko you’re currently using doesn’t match the appearance of the light airy texture shown above, it’s not Authentic Panko. Contact Upper Crust Enterprises for a free sample of Authentic Panko.
Are you using an Authentic Panko?
An authentic panko is easily identified by looking for key attributes.
- Large sliver shape crumb (flaky look) – many Panko brands have small round crumbs.
- Light airy texture – some Panko brand have large crumbs but they are very hard and dense.
- Authentic Panko will always be light and airy with a sliver or flaky looking crumb.
In addition to the notable visual differences above, an Authentic Japanese Panko will have a very simple, clean ingredient list and is NON-GMO, Vegetarian, Halal & Kosher certified:
- Wheat Flour
- Cane sugar
Experience Firsthand The Benefits of an Authentic Panko
We personally invite you (Professional Chefs, Restaurants and food distributors only) to try Upper Crust Enterprises Authentic Japanese Panko – FREE.
Experience firsthand how an Authentic Panko can add value and benefit to your menu.
We guarantee our Authentic All Natural 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, without the “bready” taste.
Upper Crust Enterprises Authentic Japanese Panko breadcrumbs are available exclusively to Professional Chefs, Restaurants (large or small) and Food Distributors.
Upper Crust Enterprises
For over 35 years, Upper Crust Enterprises has been producing Authentic Panko breadcrumbs & Tempura batter mix 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. All of Upper Crust Enterprises authentic Japanese Panko breadcrumbs are certified GMO Free, vegan, Kosher and Halal. The traditional Japanese methods provide a Panko to give your menu items a light, crispy texture without an oily taste or overly hard texture.