Chef-driven Fast Casuals on The Rise.

Panko Menu IdeasIn 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 to maintain a higher quality of food with less frozen and processed ingredients, consider using Authentic Japanese Panko and Tempura Batter. These products are ingredients which can be used to create a wide range of easy to make and serve menu items from appetizers, main dishes and even desserts.  Using an Authentic Panko and Tempura batter mix will provide a light crispy textures that will make a noticeable difference in the plate presentation; it will look and taste more homemade and fresh.  The best part is you can pre-stage most menu items allowing your staff to make them in advance, store in the freezer or refrigerator and then cook to order.

Panko Menu Ideas

We have over 120+ menu ideas on our website  to help you get your creative mojo following!

It is important to know not all Panko is created equal – there is a noticeable difference between an authentic Panko and a standard Panko.  If you thought all Panko was the same, we would like to send you a Free Sample for testing (available to Restaurant chefs and manufacturers).

Upper Crust Enterprises has been making authentic Panko and tempura batter mix for over 35 years with most of our products being used by Japanese restaurants worldwide. However we are seeing many non-Asian restaurants requesting our Panko because of the performance.  An authentic Panko will have a light airy texture with a large sliver shape crumb.  The result is a light airy crispy texture and better plate presentation.   There is no risk – request your sample today


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