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
Fatty Tuna
EP30 "Fatty Tuna"
On Demand
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
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
Battle Peach
EP23 "Battle Peach"
On Demand
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
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
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
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
Tofu
EP17 "Tofu"
On Demand
Morimoto fights a traditionalist chef who fills his dishes with nostalgia.
Original Air Date: Jul 03, 1998 • Crackle • 42m
Asparagus
EP9 "Asparagus"
On Demand
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
Sardine
"Sardine"
On Demand
Chin vs. Hideki Maruyama in a sardine battle.
Crackle • 41m
Sweetfish
EP14 "Sweetfish"
On Demand
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
Pumpkin
"Pumpkin"
On Demand
Kensuke Sakai vs. Kobe.
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
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
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
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
Broccoli
EP18 "Broccoli"
On Demand
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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"
On Demand
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
King Crab
EP5 "King Crab"
On Demand
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
Saury
EP35 "Saury"
On Demand
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
Potato
EP21 "Potato"
On Demand
Morimoto takes on Michael Noble in the battle of potato.
Original Air Date: Jul 02, 1999 • Crackle • 41m
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
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
Battle Giant Eel
EP22 "Battle Giant Eel"
On Demand
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
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
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
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
Battle Blue Crab
EP21 "Battle Blue Crab"
On Demand
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
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
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
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