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

Upper Crust Enterprises, a Japanese Panko bread crumb manufacturer, has mastered the art and science of Japanese bread crumb making. We begin with a proprietary blend of high protein flour, yeast, salt and sugar mixed to exacting specifications to create dough with the right texture and strength. Once it has been kneaded and allowed to

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