The challenger is only the second sushi chef to do battle in Kitchen Stadium. He began working at age 15. He has worked at restaurants in Japan and Australia. Can Chen come out on top?
Conger Eel (Live ingredient warning) – Toshizo Tsugawa vs Iron Chef Chen Kenichi
Original Japanese airdate: 8/16/1996
This episode is in Japanese with English subtitles. (The audio quality is not good, but this is the only copy of this episode I have. Sorry.)
After you’ve revived yourself from fainting from shock that I’ve posted an episode, download it and enjoy.
Hi, everybody. 久しぶりですね。
The site (domain, hosting, etc.) has been renewed for another year. So, continue to watch/download your favorite episodes. (I know I have at least a couple of episodes on a hard drive somewhere that I have not posted. I’ll do my best to find them and get them up before Thanksgiving.)
He was a challenger twice and several chefs he trained competed in Kitchen Stadium as well.
Ep108 – vs. Michiba
Ep201 – vs. Michiba
Beyond Kitchen Stadium – Shu and Kandagawa cook for former Morning Musume member Tsuji Nozomi
Daikon Radish – Hiroyuki Sakai vs. Fumiaki Sato
Original Japanese airdate: 2/6/1998
This episode is in Japanese with no subtitles.
Sgt. Pepper taught his band to play. No, that’s not it. Let me try again.
It was 20 years ago today, October 10, 1993, that Chairman Kaga opened Kitchen Stadium and the world was first introduced to Ryouri no Tetsujin. We were lucky enough to have been able to get our hands on that first episode (and the next 20 or so that followed it) earlier this year.
Thank you Iron Chef for 20 great years.
(I’ll have a few more non-FN episodes posted in the next day or so, including a couple of 85 minute versions.)
When the revived Iron Chef ended its brief run, we were told to expect special episodes from time to time. This is the first of those specials.
American food isn’t just hamburgers and hot dogs. American chefs are becoming more of a force on the world stage. In April 2013, there were 6 American restaurants in the World Best Restaurant 50.
The three American challengers for this special are:
–Frank Ruta, owner/chef of Palena in Washington, DC.
–Tony Maws, owner/chef of Craigie on Main in Boston. (Follow him on Twitter)
–Eric Ziebold, head chef of CityZen at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC. (Follow him on Twitter)
The theme will be Beef for the all four quarters of the battle. The first three quarters will feature one-on-one matchups between the chefs: (Ruta vs. Suga, Maws vs. Kurogi, Ziebold vs. Wakiya). The fourth quarter will be a team match featuring all six chefs. Who will come out on top?
Iron Chef Yomigaeru – Ryouri World Cup – Japan vs. USA – 07/03/2013
(Sorry it took me so long to get this posted. I was not able to find the episode until a good friend of the site sent me a download link.)