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Authentic Japanese Panko
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Authentic Japanese Panko Bread Crumbs

Not all Japanese Panko Bread Crumbs are created equal! Learn how and why an authentic Panko will make a noticeable difference on your menu. Take the challenge and elevate the quality of your menu by using an authentic Panko. Available in an All Natural formula and a wide range of granulation sizes.
Tempura Vegetables
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Tempura Batter Mix - Extra Crispy

Upper Crust Enterprises Tempura Batter Mix is extra crispy and will hold its crispy texture for extended periods. The secret is a blend of quality flours, and a secret ingredient from Japan, which produces a versatile extra crispy and lacy coating for your battered items. Since our Tempura batter mix is unseasoned, it is also great as a base batter for a wide variety of menu applications.
Fried Panko Shrimp on Skewer
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Seasoned Panko Blends

Our authentic Japanese Panko is blended with seasonings and other ingredients to create a light, crispy and flavorful coating. Try Caribbean Coconut Panko or Italian Seasoned Panko.
Tempura Fish Tacos
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Seasoned Batter Mix Blends

We have expanded our products to include Seasoned Batter Mixes. They include a Caribbean Coconut batter, which is perfect with Coconut Panko and Seasoned All Purpose Batter which can be made with water or beer and fantastic on fish, chicken, vegetables.
Panko Crusted Salmon
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Custom Blend Formulas

For large volume chain customers or industrial manufactures let our R&D department create your own custom blend Panko and batter blends. Put our R&D department to work in helping you create your next top selling menu item.
For over 35 years, Upper Crust Enterprises has been a leader in providing truly Authentic Gourmet Japanese Panko Bread Crumbs and Tempura Batter Mix to restaurants all over the world.

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    In 2015 there was a significant increase of notable chefs moving towards fast-casual dining operations. The increase was so strong that the NRA in conjunction with the American Culinary Federation has listed this at No. 2 in their “What’s Hot” forecast for 2016. If you are considering moving your menu in this direction and want...
  • Panko. Keeping it Real for over 35 Years.

    Front and center of the 2016 food trends is the increasing demand for “real food”, food free of additives, antibiotics and artificial components. The demand for real food has been evolving over the past few years and more than ever before, consumers are demanding quality food, prepared with quality ingredients. At Upper Crust Enterprises we’ve...

Recipe Suggestions

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  • Pollo Crujiente Parmesano

    Rocie Upper Crust Auténtico Panko Japonés (código 01020) con aceite vegetal en espray. Con delicadeza agregue especies italianas y queso Parmesano; reserve. Espolvoree el pollo con Upper Crust Harina para Tempura (código 07230); pase por rebozo de Tempura preparado con agua y unas gotas de limon. Cubra con el Panko sazonado...
  • Langosta con Relleno de Panko

    Caliente la parrilla del horno a 400°F. Use langostas vivas, parta por la mitad a lo largo. Coloquelas en una hoja para hornear y dore por 5-6 minutos hasta que la carne este opaca. Sofrie cebolla, apio, pimenton verde y rojo, ajo y Upper Crust Autentico Panko (codigo 01020) en mantequilla por 3 minutos. Baje...
  • Tempura Fish Taco (Video)

    De-glaze fish (Cod, Pollock or Halibut) by rinsing in cold water and cut in strips. Dust fish in DRY Upper Crust Tempura Batter mix (code 07230) seasoned with Lemon Pepper, and Red Pepper powder shaking off excess. Dip in prepared Tempura batter made with beer instead of water and seasoned with lemon pepper and Red...

Frequently Asked Questions

Panko and Tempura Batter have a 12-month shelf life from the time of manufacture. When you receive our products, you will have at least 6 months of shelf life. Moisture is the biggest problem that will shorten the shelf life so product should be stored in a dry area. When the packages are opened, it should be stored in a tightly closed container. To increase the shelf life, the products can be frozen without affecting quality.

Consumer Panko

Bleached wheat flour, cane sugar, yeast, salt
Allergy information: Contains Wheat

Foodservice Restaurant Panko

Bleached wheat flour, shortening (palm oil), cane sugar, yeast, salt
Allergy Information: Contains Wheat

All Natural Panko

Unbleached wheat flour, cane sugar, yeast, salt
Allergy information: Contains Wheat

Coconut Panko

Bleached wheat flour, coconut, sugar, dextrose, yeast, salt, artificial flavor
Allergy information: Contains Wheat, Coconut

Tempura Batter Mix

Enriched unbleached wheat flour (flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), yellow corn flour, wheat starch, salt, baking powder, emulsifier, riboflavin.
Allergy information: Contains Wheat

Coconut Batter Mix

Enriched unbleached wheat flour (flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), yellow corn flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, artificial & natural coconut and rum flavors, non-fat dry milk, xanthan gum
Allergy information: Contains Wheat, Dairy, Coconut

No, all of our products are Zero Trans Fat.

Yes all our Panko breadcrumbs are Non-GMO and we do have Non-GMO Tempura batter mix available.

Yes, our products are Kosher Certified.

Yes, our products are Halal Certified.

If you are a qualified restaurant chef, restaurant owner, foodservice distributor or manufacturing plant, we can send you samples for testing. Please send us a sample request or call (213) 625-0038.

If you are a home consumer, we cannot ship samples to home addresses since our products are not available in retail stores. Try ordering a few bags of our top-selling, restaurant-quality items from our online store. We offer 100% customer satisfaction. We know you will like the improvement using an authentic Panko will bring to your favorite menus.

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Address: 411 Center Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Phone: (213) 625-0038
Fax: (213) 617-3080

Located in the heart of Los Angeles, our office and plant are easily accessible from the 110, 101, 10 and 5 freeways.

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