Several trends have carried over to 2021. But the two showing the greatest popularity among diners are; 1) Healthier, plant-based menu items and; 2) foods that standup to delivery. If you master both, 2021 is going to be a great year for your restaurant!
As the draw of attention increases for plant-based and GMO free menu items, so does the need to find foods to meet the demand. It’s also important to have another look at the simple staple breadcrumbs that gets overlooked. Is your standard breadcrumb brand plant-based? Many contain dairy, egg or fats — which can be of animal origin. Are they non-GMO? Do they contain any artificial ingredients or chemicals, like dough conditioners, or preservatives? If they answer was “Yes” to any of these, you might want to consider changing from standard breadcrumbs to Authentic Panko.
Why Use an Authentic Panko?
Unlike most standard breadcrumbs Authentic Panko is dairy free, made without preservatives, artificial flavors or dyes – completely vegetarian/vegan and is Non-GMO certified, as well as Kosher and Halal.
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 never (never) overpower your menu items.
According to The Food Lab, of all the breadings they tested, Panko had the best rating for crispiness. The uses for Panko are endless! From texture to appearance, Authentic Panko is a mighty little breadcrumb and a perfect ingredient for any restaurant.
Authentic Panko absorbs less oil than standard breadcrumbs, and stays crisp longer making Panko the better choice for take out.
Not All Panko is Authentic Japanese Panko
Not all Panko brands are Authentic Japanese Panko. If you’ve ever experienced a panko which is hard, round and dense, it isn’t Authentic Panko. An Authentic Panko is always light, airy and delicate with sliver shaped crumb. The light airy texture will provide your menu items with a delicate crispy texture plus the air pockets in authentic Panko release oil so it will not taste greasy, 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 of an Authentic Japanese Panko
Experience firsthand the difference Authentic Japanese Panko will have on your menu items. We personally invite Professional Chefs, Restaurants and food distributors to try Upper Crust Enterprises Authentic Japanese Panko – FREE.
We guarantee our Authentic Panko will:
- Taste lighter and crispy.
- Have a delicate crispy texture that stays crispy longer.
- Provides a at least a 26% 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 Non-GMO, Vegan/Vegetarian, Kosher and Halal.