Bamboo Shoots

EP8 "Bamboo Shoots"

On Demand

The challenger is a stubborn chef descended from a long line of Tokyo dwellers; the Iron Chef has his hands full facing such a strong tradition.

Original Air Date: May 01, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Broccoli

EP18 "Broccoli"

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Challenger Etsuo Joh, the god of sauces in classic French cuisine, takes on Iron Chef Japanese Rokusaburo Michiba.

Original Air Date: May 26, 1995 • Crackle • 42m
Asparagus

EP9 "Asparagus"

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Iron Chef Sakai faces a challenger known as "Mr. Gourmet"; Komine is a world-class vegetable chef who feels right at home with the secret ingredient.

Original Air Date: Feb 24, 1995 • Crackle • 42m
Battle Blue Crab

EP21 "Battle Blue Crab"

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In this battle of blue crab, challenger Akaboshi Sou -- a favorite cook of the royal family -- takes on Iron Chef Michiba.

Original Air Date: Jun 16, 1995 • Crackle • 41m
Codfish

EP2 "Codfish"

On Demand

Niigata Prefecture is known for its rice and sake; the challenger represents the indigenous style of Niigata; former Iron Chef Michiba speaks highly of the ryokan where the challenger is the chef.

Original Air Date: Jan 15, 1999 • Crackle • 41m
Octopus

EP44 "Octopus"

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From Arima Onsen comes the vice president of Japan's Chef Association, challenger Tadamichi Ota; Iron Chef Sakai tries to capture a victory in this battle of octopus.

Original Air Date: Dec 08, 1995 • Crackle • 41m
Pork Belly

EP11 "Pork Belly"

On Demand

The younger sibling of the Liang brothers, rulers of Cantonese cuisine in Japan, faces Iron Chef Chinese.

Original Air Date: May 22, 1998 • Crackle • 42m
Sweetfish

EP14 "Sweetfish"

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Former Iron Chef Michiba decides that Morimoto needs some help finding his feet, so he recruits his No. 1 sous chef from his own days at Kitchen Stadium.

Original Air Date: Jun 12, 1998 • Crackle • 42m
Banana

EP6 "Banana"

On Demand

One chef slips in the battle of banana between Iron Chef Kobe and Hironobu Tsujiguchi.

Original Air Date: Feb 12, 1999 • Crackle • 41m
Tofu

EP17 "Tofu"

On Demand

Morimoto fights a traditionalist chef who fills his dishes with nostalgia.

Original Air Date: Jul 03, 1998 • Crackle • 42m
Spanish Mackerel

EP6 "Spanish Mackerel"

On Demand

The challenger is a master chef hailing from Kyoto; he has the support of former Iron Chef Michiba and Dr. Yatori as he hopes to take down the Iron Chef.

Original Air Date: Apr 17, 1998 • Crackle • 42m
Fatty Tuna

EP30 "Fatty Tuna"

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Tasaki is a world champion sommelier who has always dreamed of becoming a famed chef; Chairman Kaga decides to grant him his wish.

Original Air Date: Oct 02, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Battle Giant Eel

EP22 "Battle Giant Eel"

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Iron Chef Morimoto faces another traditionalist who is infamous for his temper, his steadfast discipline and his adherence to tradition.

Original Air Date: Aug 07, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Battle Red Snapper

EP1 "Battle Red Snapper"

On Demand

Morimoto's debut as an Iron Chef brings a difficult challenger: Yukio Hirayama.

Original Air Date: Feb 27, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Udon

EP11 "Udon"

On Demand

While Japanese cuisine tends to be tradition-bound, this challenger refuses to be bound by old rules; he respects the basics, but is always looking for new ways to expand.

Original Air Date: Apr 09, 1999 • Crackle • 41m
King Crab

EP5 "King Crab"

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The Royal Park Hotel's grand chef Mitsuo Shimamura's last two proteges defeated the iron chefs; Iio is Shimamura's right-hand man and his strongest yet to enter Kitchen Stadium.

Original Air Date: Feb 05, 1999 • Crackle • 41m
Sardine

"Sardine"

On Demand

Chin vs. Hideki Maruyama in a sardine battle.

Crackle • 41m
Young Salmon

EP29 "Young Salmon"

On Demand

Led by Tadamichi Ohta, the chef who defeated Sakai, the Ohta faction invades Kitchen Stadium to uphold traditional Japanese cuisine; Fuji is Team Ohta's first contender against Morimoto.

Original Air Date: Sep 25, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Guinea Fowl

EP5 "Guinea Fowl"

On Demand

Chef Sakai, known as Iron Chef French, has his hands full in this battle specially designed around Wedgwood china.

Original Air Date: Apr 10, 1998 • Crackle • 42m
Yogurt

EP19 "Yogurt"

On Demand

Iron Chef Chen stirs up his best yogurt presentation against challenger Junichi Ito.

Original Air Date: Jul 17, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Shark Fin

EP41 "Shark Fin"

On Demand

If Mitsuo Suganuma chooses to battle Iron Chef Chen, Chairman Kaga has no choice but to pick shark fin as the theme ingredient.

Original Air Date: Dec 18, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Bell Pepper

EP3 "Bell Pepper"

On Demand

Iron Chef Kobe once again faces the challenge of a native Italian with other Italian chefs cheering the challenger on; the colorful bell pepper is the theme ingredient.

Original Air Date: Jan 22, 1999 • Crackle • 41m
Porcini

EP38 "Porcini"

On Demand

Chef Marco Molinari surprises everyone in this battle of porcini mushroom with Iron Chef Morimoto.

Original Air Date: Nov 27, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Mishima Beef

EP13 "Mishima Beef"

On Demand

The challenger is a woman who knows what she likes; as an elite culinary critic, she trained at Le Cordon Bleu as well as Taillevent, an elite French restaurant in Paris.

Original Air Date: Jun 05, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Saury

EP35 "Saury"

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Nagayama was brought in to revive the venerated Tokyo University restaurant Shochiku, and now he fights against an Iron Chef.

Original Air Date: Nov 06, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Maitake Mushroom

EP37 "Maitake Mushroom"

On Demand

The challenger likes to follow one of the philosophies of Rosanjin: "never kill the natural flavor of the ingredient"; he is known as the prince of Japanese cuisine.

Original Air Date: Nov 20, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Rice

EP4 "Rice"

On Demand

Iron Chef Morimoto engages challenger Masayoshi Kimura in this battle of rice.

Original Air Date: Apr 03, 1998 • Crackle • 42m
Kamo Eggplant

EP16 "Kamo Eggplant"

On Demand

Iron Chef Italian is challenged by a chef hailing from Kyoto who never ceases to pack his restaurant with customers.

Original Air Date: Jun 26, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Battle Jinhua Pork

EP18 "Battle Jinhua Pork"

On Demand

Meiji Kinenkan is the oldest bridal hall in Japan undergoing an upgrade to celebrate its 50th anniversary, which includes the addition of a Chinese restaurant and its new grand chef.

Original Air Date: Jul 10, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Pen Shell

EP7 "Pen Shell"

On Demand

The challenger is a seafood expert who chooses and masterfully cooks gifts from the sea; he has apprenticed in the top kitchens of Japan.

Original Air Date: Apr 24, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Potato

EP21 "Potato"

On Demand

Morimoto takes on Michael Noble in the battle of potato.

Original Air Date: Jul 02, 1999 • Crackle • 41m
Yellowtail

EP4 "Yellowtail"

On Demand

Toshiro Kandagawa is not happy with the results from the Ohta faction challengers so far -- two have tried to defeat Morimoto and both have failed.

Original Air Date: Jan 29, 1999 • Crackle • 41m
Chinese Cabbage

EP10 "Chinese Cabbage"

On Demand

Specializing in Chinese imperial cuisine, Tsui Yu Fun challenges Iron Chef Chen's Szechuan-style cooking in the battle of Chinese cabbage.

Original Air Date: Apr 02, 1999 • Crackle • 42m
Battle Peach

EP23 "Battle Peach"

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The challenger in this battle of peach is Masanobu Watabe, owner of Le Rameau d'Or in Yokohama, Japan; Watabe runs the entire 22-seat restaurant by himself.

Original Air Date: Aug 14, 1998 • Crackle • 42m
Konnyaku

EP12 "Konnyaku"

On Demand

Iron Chef Chen engages challenger Lian Su Qin using konnyaku, a unique Japanese healthy food.

Original Air Date: May 29, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Duck

EP39 "Duck"

On Demand

Iron Chef Sakai's opponent in this battle is from the third generation of a family famous for exploring the world in search of prime ingredients to incorporate into unique recipes.

Original Air Date: Dec 04, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Squid

EP11 "Squid"

On Demand

The challenger is the first pizza expert to enter Kitchen Stadium; he tries to create a pizza with squid.

Original Air Date: Mar 10, 1995 • Crackle • 41m
Natto

EP33 "Natto"

On Demand

Natto, a Japanese delicacy, is the ingredient of battle for Iron Chef Morimoto and Tatsutoshi Kumamoto.

Original Air Date: Oct 23, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Veal

EP32 "Veal"

On Demand

The first female challenger at Kitchen Stadium, 26-year-old Kagata defeated Iron Chef Chen; years later, she returns to fight Chen again with milk-fed veal.

Original Air Date: Oct 16, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Girls' Festival

EP2 "Girls' Festival"

On Demand

In honor of the Girls' Festival, Kaga invites a challenger from the ancient city of Kamakura, Motohito Kondo, who was trained in Kyoto and is an expert in both tea and sake.

Original Air Date: Mar 06, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Sturgeon

EP7 "Sturgeon"

On Demand

Iron Chef Chen takes on Ryozo Asao, the heir to a French restaurant dynasty, with sturgeon, a kind of fish known for its caviar.

Original Air Date: Feb 26, 1999 • Crackle • 41m
Abalone

EP20 "Abalone"

On Demand

Kitchen Stadium fills with the scent of the sea when challenger Tamotsu Takao, a French restaurant specialist, takes on Iron Chef Sakai.

Original Air Date: May 17, 1996 • Crackle • 41m
Shanghai Cabbage

EP36 "Shanghai Cabbage"

On Demand

When it comes to bok choy, Iron Chef Chen is there to defend his honor against Hisao Yaginuma.

Original Air Date: Nov 13, 1998 • Crackle • 42m
Turkey

EP42 "Turkey"

On Demand

For the Christmas Day battle, the contender is the successor of Alain Chapel, a successful three-star restaurant owner.

Original Air Date: Dec 25, 1998 • Crackle • 42m
Oxtail

EP8 "Oxtail"

On Demand

Today's challenger is endorsed by Tenmei Kanoh, a photographer and frequent "Iron Chef" judge; this French-trained chef takes the route of using local ingredients in his dishes.

Original Air Date: Mar 19, 1999 • Crackle • 41m
Battle Carp

EP24 "Battle Carp"

On Demand

Chen's challenger is a man who masters Chaozhou-style Chinese cuisine, an exacting style that is actually able to please the sensitive tastes of customers in Kyoto.

Original Air Date: Aug 21, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Mango

EP9 "Mango"

On Demand

The challenger is one of the few Mexican food specialists in Tokyo; a Latin duel at Kitchen Stadium.

Original Air Date: May 08, 1998 • Crackle • 41m
Pumpkin

"Pumpkin"

On Demand

Kensuke Sakai vs. Kobe.

Crackle • 41m
Lobster

EP31 "Lobster"

On Demand

American chef Ron Seigel challenges Iron Chef Sakai in this battle of lobster.

Original Air Date: Oct 09, 1998 • Crackle • 41m