Your Source for Truly Authentic Japanese Panko Bread Crumbs

Light & Crispy Shrimp Skewers
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Authentic Japanese Panko Bread Crumbs

All Panko Bread Crumbs are not created equal. Learn what makes Panko authentic and why using Authentic Japanese Panko will make a noticeable difference on your menu. Take the challenge and compare your current Panko with our Authentic Panko and elevate the quality of your menu. Available in a wide range of granulation sizes as well as All Natural and Whole Wheat formulas.
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. To produce a versatile extra crispy and lacy Tempura Batter Mix. The secret is a blend of quality flours, and a secret ingredient from Japan. Our unseasoned Tempura Batter Mix also makes a great base batter designed for a wide variety of menu applications.
Baked Scallops
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Seasoned Panko Blends

For more inspired menu items, our Authentic Japanese Panko is blended with seasonings and other ingredients to create a light, crispy and flavorful coating. Try Italian Seasoned Panko or Caribbean Coconut Panko.
Tempura Fish Tacos
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Seasoned Batter Mix Blends

Our products also include Seasoned Batter Mixes. Seasoned All Purpose Batter Mix, can be made with water, beer, or juice and fantastic on fish, chicken, and vegetables. Also try our Caribbean Coconut batter, which is the perfect complement to Coconut Panko.
Panko Crusted Salmon
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Custom Blend Formulas

Large volume chain customers or industrial manufactures have the option to let our R&D department create your own custom authentic Panko and Batter blends. Our R&D department looks forward to creating 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.

What's New

  • Does the Quality in Panko Really Matter – Isn’t All Panko the Same?

    Panko is not a brand name, it’s a product description of a very distinct type of Japanese breadcrumb. A truly authentic Japanese Panko is made from a short list of high quality ingredients and produced in a very specific way. Because the word Panko is popular, it’s commonly used to describe a wide range of...
  • Take Advantage of the #1 Trend in 2018 with GMO Free Ingredients

    A prominent trend in the food industry has been a very simple word “Mindfulness”. This simple and straightforward word suggests the mind is fully engaged to what is occurring in the present moment. It’s been so prevalent that Innova Market Insights named “mindfulness” as its #1 trend for 2018. What does that have to do with...
  • Pros and Cons of Making Your Own Breadcrumb

    In the past the customary practice for many restaurants was to make their own breadcrumbs from day-old bread and dinner rolls as a way to minimize waste, save money and also try to create a unique and better crumb for their recipes. Are you one of the many restaurants still making your own breadcrumbs from...

Recipe Suggestions

  • Enhance Taste with Texture

    Eating is an experience and taste buds can get bored if the flavor or the textures are too uniform. A dish as simple as Mac and Cheese is a perfect example of how texture influences taste. The creamy texture of the dish is great, but after a few bites, your taste buds start looking for...
  • Tempura Fish Tacos!

    It’s rumored the birth of the Tempura Fish Taco occurred sometime in the 1930’s. Japanese fishermen docked in the Ensenada region of Mexico had the ingenious idea to marry their tempura style of fish with the ingredients available to them in Mexico. This was beginning of something awesome – Tempura Fish Tacos!. Since then chefs...
  • Panko The Completely Customized Breadcrumb

    If you have a recipe that calls for special herbs and spices to make a mouthwatering breading, try it with Panko bread crumbs and see the positive reaction from your customers. Or if you have several restaurant locations, Upper Crust Enterprise’s Signature Blends can be your perfect partner by blending your spice flavor with our...

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) 542-2412

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