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

We wanted to share with you a great article from Seafood Source about how Chef Gordon Ramsay is opening a Fish & Chip restaurant in Las Vegas later this year, and how news of it has sparked global interest in this traditional British dish. The opening of Chef Ramsay’s new restaurant has the potential to

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

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

According to Andrew Freeman, “Vegetables are the hero this year.” This is a great article and we hope you visit Nations Restaurant News to see what else is picked for the Hot Food Trends of 2016. If you are planning on creating a more vegetable-based applications for your menu, we invite you to see and