The Chefs have 100 Sweetfish from Shizuoka region available. Sweetfish is comparable to a small river trout.
We learn that the Challenger has taken part in 160 previous battles in Kitchen Stadium, compared to the Iron Chef's 4 previous battles.
The Fine Living Network's alternative production number for this episode is FLIRN-113.
This episode has flashbacks to episode 7, "Bamboo Shoot Battle."