Consumer demand for unique dining experiences is moving beyond flavor this year to include texture. Food Management’s recent article “20 Big Culinary trends for Food Service in 2020” states that “70% of consumers said texture gives food a more interesting experience”. However, the right texture is very critical to the customers experience. If the texture is not in balance such as being too crunchy, it will turn customers off.
Also predicted for the coming year is the growing consumer demand for new and different foods. Using texture to introduce new and exotic tastes is an excellent way to help launch new menu items and create a point of differentiation for your restaurant in a competitive industry.
Texture is a Key Element of how Food is Experienced
Although it doesn’t get the same attention as taste and smell, texture is a key element on how food is experienced. Different textures and how our brain perceives these differences is expertly outlined in a study from the Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, PA; Critical Evaluation of Crispy and Crunchy Textures: A Review.
The study provides in-depth information on identifying the subtle texture differences and consumer’s perceptions between “Crispy” and “Crunchy” textures and emphasizes the importance of noticing the subtle differences in texture to avoid the overcooked/dense texture imbalance.
Using an Authentic Panko is a tried-and-true method to add texture that will create the perfect alignment of taste and texture to almost any menu item and will keep your customers happy and loyal.
Authentic Panko Adds Texture
Authentic Japanese Panko is quite possible one of the most versatile ingredients in a professional kitchen and is the solution to adding texture to menu items. The possibilities are endless – From texture to appearance, an Authentic Panko is a mighty little breadcrumb that is a powerful staple for any restaurant. But not all Panko is the same.
Just like “Crispy” and “Crunchy” are different textures, there is also a difference between most standard foodservice Panko and Authentic Panko. If you’ve ever experienced a panko that is hard, round and dense, chances are it wasn’t Authentic Panko. An Authentic Panko is light and delicate with 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.
The light and delicate texture of an Authentic Panko makes an excellent replacement for any application using breadcrumbs; baked food items, as a top coating for pasta and au gratins and it also adds a special texture when used as a mix-in for meatballs. From starters to desserts, an Authentic Panko is a perfect choice to add texture.
Taste the Difference of an 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 adding texture to 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.
All of our Authentic Panko products are certified GMO Free, vegan, Kosher and Halal.
Upper Crust Enterprises
Upper Crust Enterprises has been producing Authentic Panko for Japanese restaurants and many other types restaurants across the globe for more than three decades. Strictly keeping to the traditional Japanese methods and taking the time to do it right, each and every time, is what makes our product a pure Authentic Panko. Our commitment to quality and dedication to tradition has lead to an increased popularity of our products in a wide range of restaurants, from Italian Bistros to major chain restaurants.