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

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

Upper Crust Enterprises is an American company and our story is uniquely American.  We’re a company founded in California by the sons of Japanese immigrants. Our origins are in post-war California.  It was 1955.  After the war, Masashi Kawaguchi, a successful entrepreneur and Japanese-American internment company survivor, founded Fishking Processors (Mrs. Friday’s fish company) and

Authentic Panko out of the Grinder

Upper Crust Enterprises, Inc. shares the history, making and uses for their traditional Japanese Panko Breadcrumbs and Tempura Batter Mix. Chapters: History of Panko, Our Process, Who is Upper Crust, Menu Applications. Learn how to make: Chicken Katsu or Tonkatsu, Award-Winning Onion Rings, and Top Crusted Crispy Baked Chicken or Fish.

Tempura Fish Tacos

Tempura Fish Taco: Recipe De-glaze fish (Cod, Pollock or Halibut) by rinsing in cold water and cut in strips. Dust fish in DRY Upper Crust Tempura Batter mix (code 07230) seasoned with Lemon Pepper, and Red Pepper powder shaking off excess. Dip in prepared Tempura batter made with beer instead of water and seasoned with

Tempura Fried Fish & Chips

Fish & Chips – Cut a firm white fish such as Pacific cod into 1 oz strips. Dust fish in dry Tempura Batter mix (code 07230), dip in prepared Tempura Batter made with water or beer, and roll in Authentic Japanese Panko (code 01020) lightly pressing into the batter. Deep fry at 350° until golden

Potato Croquettes

Potato Croquettes — A fusion of Japanese and American favorites to create a unique crispy side dish that is great for breakfast. Or it can serve as an excellent appetizer. The light and crispy Authentic Japanese Panko texture works well with the soft texture of the mashed potatoes. The recipe is easy, can be prepared

Onion Rings Basket

Slice thick sweet Spanish onions. Dust with dry Tempura batter mix (code 07230) and shake off excess. Dip in prepared tempura batter and roll in Authentic Japanese Panko (code 01020) applying liberally. Deep fry in 350-375 degree oil until brown. The finished product will be a light and crispy onion ring that will outperform any

Using only tubes of squid slice into 1/4 inch pieces. Blend Tempura Batter Mix but add egg and a dash of salt. Dust squid in dry tempura batter mixture, dip in prepared batter mix and deep fry. Coat about 10 rings at a time. To add extra crispiness, when the squid is about ½ done

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