This is the third edition of our Iron Chef Collection Exclusives Episodes of the Month. Of course, this is where we present to you Iron Chef episodes that did not air on Food Network. Today, we present our Episodes of the Month for September. Thank you to everyone who voted in the poll.
- There are many Iron Chef specials that did not air on Food Network. We have been able to bring some of them to you over the last few months (Japan Cup, Millennium Special, Morimoto Retrospective), and this month, we bring you another one. In the final year of the regular run of Iron Chef, Morimoto and Michiba made a visit to Indonesia. The episode is unique for Iron Chef in that there is no actual competition. There is a great write up about these episodes done by the Iron Chef Reporter way back when the show was airing on local California television. (ICR Report Pt 1, ICR Report Pt 2)
- The second choice from the poll this month is the Pitan battle. Pitan is also known as “Thousand-year-old egg” is an egg that has been preserved for several weeks to several months. Chen vs. Takagi.
- The final addition this month is another unique one in that there was not a theme ingredient. The theme of the episode was Hanami (花見). Hanami is the Japanese tradition of enjoying the beauty of flowers, usually Sakura (桜) or cherry blossoms. The episode aired during the traditional Hanami time of the year. The judging takes place outdoors under the cover of Sakura. Nakamura vs. You
The following episodes may be found in our episode database: Indonesia Special Part 1 (720aOA
), Indonesia Special part 2 (720bOA
), Pitan Battle (519OA
), Hanami (513OA