The Iron chef has to stand on mixing bowls to gain enough height to chop the meat properly.
Kaga summons the ingredient for the overtime battle, but does not announce what it is. That will be revealed on the next episode.
There are two pork belly cuts available to the chefs: 4 with skin and 6 without skin.
Although Iron Chef Italian is in the opening credits, he is not one of the choices for the challenger.
In Japan, this episode is titled as "Pork Rib" and the competitor is known as Zyukyou Ryo. No explanation is given as to why the names changed.
The Fine Living Network's alternative production number for this episode is FLIRN-110.