More than ever before customers are demanding fresh and clean ingredients. Improving the quality of even the smallest ingredient can have a huge impact on not only taste, but on the appearance as well. Last year we published an article “Small Changes Provide Big Results“. The article is a great read and outlines how McDonald’s

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

The Culinary Institute of America recently published an article on culinary trends “CIA conference highlights emerging culinary trends”. One of the key trends is to provide cleaner ingredients in their menu items because of demand from customers wanting more natural cleaner flavors. The demand to keep products simple and to have cleaner ingredient declarations has

Whole Wheat Panko Maintains Crispy Texture We are happy to announce Upper Crust Enterprises has released a new product – Whole Wheat Panko.  You Spoke and We Listened! Our new whole wheat panko’s light brown color makes it very distinctive from our regular panko, but maintains the traditional light crispy texture of panko. Our new

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

The crumbs of the food world play a major role in the lives of many superior chefs. Crumbs such as standard bread crumbs, corn flake crumbs, graham cracker crumbs and cake crumbs adorn many delicious dishes from casseroles to coffee cakes. However, Authentic Japanese Panko bread crumbs are distinctly different and are quickly becoming the

You might not give much thought to the bread crumbs you use, but your customers notice and want something with more texture and excitement. Add Upper Crust Enterprises Authentic Japanese Panko Bread Crumbs and bring an exciting light crispy texture to your menu. Do not be fooled, not all Japanese Panko is created equal. If

What is Panko? Panko is the combination of two words “Pan” (pronounced “pon”) means bread and “Ko” means small pieces. So Panko means small pieces of bread. Panko is a special unique bread crumb used in many Japanese dishes as a coating for baked and fried foods. Japanese Panko bread crumbs are made from actual

Japanese Panko bread crumbs are not just for Japanese Restaurants. They are a creative way to add incredible crispiness and excitement to ordinary foods. When you use Upper Crust Enterprises Japanese Panko bread crumbs, your customers will see and taste the difference. Panko bread crumbs are distinctly different from the typical bread crumb. Panko bread

Mr. Kawaguchi’s vision for providing quality products to restaurants still lives on today as his son, Gary Kawaguchi, now takes the lead. Gary has remained at the forefront of the business even through its acquisition in the mid 90s. In 2006, the breaded seafood operation left California, and Gary purchased Upper Crust Enterprises to continue