Flour & Panko
Japanese cooking as it is today would be lost without flour and panko breadcrumbs. Japanese flours are can be made from wheat, potato starch, or rice, and are essential for making tempura, okonomiyaki pancakes, karaage chicken, mochi, and other favourite dishes. Panko is much lighter and crispier than other varieties of breadcrumb, giving Japanese katsu curry cutlets that perfect crispy coating and tempura pieces a little extra bite. Read more about panko at japancentre.com's panko inspiration page.