Loving: Iron Chef Japan

By: Mark Levine

Pioneering cooking show meets Mystery Science 3000 meets Godzilla vs. Mothra -- all tucked inside the infamous confines of Chairman Kaga's Kitchen Stadium.

If you haven't watched the original Iron Chef in a while, it's just kind of great -- like finding a lonely $5 on the sidewalk or realizing that your neighbor folded the laundry you left in the dryer.

To get you in the mood, enjoy a tangy amuse bouche of Iron Chef trivia -- allez cuisine!

Iron Chef -- Episodes You're Glad You Weren't Judging

  • Snapping turtle
  • Swallow's nest
  • Gull
  • Hair crab
  • Natto
  • Dry Ligament
Iron Chef -- Five Best Dishes Ever

( revealed by Chairman Kaga in episode #2000)
  • Prawns in Chili Sauce Canapé Style -- Iron Chef Chen Kenichi
  • Foie Gras and Flatfish with Citrus Sauce -- Iron Chef Rokusaburo Michiba
  • Foie Gras and Scallops in Cabbage -- Challenger Hiromi Yamada
  • Sea Eel Royale with Truffle Sauce -- Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai
  • Scallop Salad with Vinaigrette Sauce -- Challenger Maurice Guillouet

(...apparently someone likes foie gras...)

Iron Chef -- Three Worst Dishes Ever

( revealed by Chairman Kaga in episode #2000)
  • Smoked Asparagus Stick Salad -- Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto
  • Potato Dumpling Soup -- Iron Chef Komei Nakamura
  • Soft Roe in Sake with Truffles -- Challenger Yukio Hattori

Favorite Iron Chef dish, quote, episode, moment?

Image credits: © 2007, Fuji Television Network
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