Three of these episodes have been available in their original airing Japanese language form for some time, but now I am able to add the English subtitled versions.
– 531 – Eggplant – Chen vs. Kawaguchi – The challenger is a Bhuddist monk who specializes in vegetarian dishes.
– 532 – Melon – Sakai vs. Androsoni – Another dessert battle for the undefeated Sakai. The challenger won a top dessert award in Italy as a young chef.
– 533 – Potato – Nakamura vs. Kojima – This battle is a comedy of errors. How bad was it? So bad that Chairman Kaga had to do something he had never done before.
– 534 – Shiroshita Flounder – Nakamura vs. Kojima – A rematch between the combatants from episode 533.
Today is Independence Day in the United States. To help you celebrate the Red, White, and Blue, I have picked some battles with an American connection or with a red, white, or blue theme. Enjoy.
- 336 – Matsutake – Michiba vs. Noda – The first American-born challenger.
- 901 – 21st Century Battle – RED Snapper/Spiny Lobster – Sakai vs. Kandagawa and an All-American rematch featuring Morimoto and Bobby Flay.
- 607 – RED Snapper – Morimoto vs. Hirayama – The debut battle of the American-based Iron Chef Japanese Morimoto.
- 324 – BLUE Crab – Michba vs. Mingxing
- 627 – BLUE Crab – Kobe vs. Sakai
- 802a – New York Battle – Part 1 – The Iron Chefs tour New York.
- 802b – New York Battle – Rock Crab Battle – Morimoto vs. Flay – The first battle to take place in the United States.
- 802OA – Original Japanese version of the New York Battle – (Read this for a list of differences between the original version and the Food Network version.)
- 709OAa – Morimoto Retrospective – Iron Chef Michiba visits Morimoto in New York.
- Morimoto RAW – Special detailing the opening of Morimoto’s restaurant in Philadelphia.
- 636 – Lobster – Sakai vs. Siegel – The first American challenger to win in Kitchen Stadium
- 503 – European Rabbit – Sakai vs. Kennedy – The challenger is a British chef who heads a restaurant that was founded less than 30 years after the Revolutionary War with the colonies (1798).
Enjoy some Iron Chef. Fire up the grill. Watch some fireworks. Have a great holiday.
Keep your eyes open for a brand new post later today when I’ll be adding 4 new subtitled episodes.