The chefs have two types of Konnyaku to work with: black and white. Kannyaku is a potato starch product with a jelly-like texture. It is a purely Japanese ingredient and has a no Chinese equivalent. Thus, making it a real challenge for the two Chinese masters.
Ota quoting Chen: Tired! Don't be ridiculous, of course, I'm tired! But, I can't think about that right now, I'm trying to keep the adrenaline flowing.
In Japan, the challenger is sometimes known as Zkukyou Ryo.
The Fine Living Network's alternative production number for this episode is FLIRN-111.
In overtime, tie-breaker battles; the Chefs have only 30 minutes to work.
This is Chen's first overtime battle.