Iron Chef Japan - Season 1

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Daily 11:00 PM on Fine Living Premiered Aug 01, 1993 In Season

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  • Sakai VS Shigeo Yuasa (Codfish)
    3/17/95
    0.0
    Shigeo Yuasa uses shocking cooking techniques. His use of test tubes and litmus paper make him seem like a scientist, not a chef. Can Sakai prevail in this new age battle?
  • Young Salmon Battle
    Young Salmon Battle
    Episode 26
    9/25/98
    0.0
    Morimoto versus Shuichi Fujii: Kandagawa and his followers are not happy with the neo-Japanese movement in cuisine, so they send a very traditional hit man. This battle is more than just a cooking battle, it's also a showdown of cooking philosophies. Guests (in booth): Masumi Okada (Actor) Kuniko Asagi (Actress) Guests (joining them at the judge's table): Shinichiro Kurimoto (Lower House Member) Asako Kishi (Culinary Critic)moreless
  • Sardine Battle
    Sardine Battle
    Episode 25
    9/18/98
    0.0
    Chen versus Hideki Maruyama

    Sabatini sends another challenger to Kitchen Stadium. His first warrior three years ago had a bad strategy and lost to Chen. Can this competitor use Sabatini tradition nad flavors to win a rematch?

    Guests (in booth):

    Keiko Saito (Actress)
    Teruhiko Saigo (Actor)

    Guests (joining them at the judge's table):

    Tenmei Kanoh (Photographer)
    Kazuko Hosoki (Fortune Teller)moreless
  • Squid Battle
    Squid Battle
    Episode 24
    9/11/98
    0.0
    Sakai versus Kyonori Miura The Challenger creates magic with garlic. Can an Italian cuisine wizard defeat a French master? Guests (in booth): Fumie Hosokawa (Actress) Yoshizumi Ishihara (Actor) Guests (joining them at the judge's table): Tenmei Kanoh (Photographer) Kazuko Hosoki (Fortune Teller)
  • Carp Battle
    Carp Battle
    Episode 23
    8/21/98
    0.0
    Chen versus Kaoru Miyazawa

    The challenger is a master at the demanding Chinese Chaozhou Cuisine. Will this intricate and demading outperform the Iron Chef's Can a Chaozhou master beat a Szechuan sage?

    Guests (in booth):

    Kinya Kitaohji (Actor)
    Maiko Kikiuchi (Actress)

    Guests (joining them at the judge's table):

    Tenmei Kanoh (Photographer)
    Asako Kishi (Culinary Critic)moreless
  • Peach Battle
    Peach Battle
    Episode 22
    8/14/98
    0.0
    Hiroyuki Sakai versus Masanobu Watanabe

    The Challenger enters Kitchen Stadium alone and refuses helpers, so the Iron Chef also sends his assistants away. Of course, the Challenger is handicapped by some problems in his personal life.

    Guests (in booth):

    Miwako Fujitani (Actress)
    Kazushige Nagashima (Sportscaster) (aka Junior)

    Guests (joining them at the judge's table):

    Shinichiro Kurimoto (Lower House Member)
    Kazuko Hosoki (Fortune Teller)moreless
  • Giant Eel Battle
    Giant Eel Battle
    Episode 21
    8/7/98
    0.0
    Morimoto versus Hirokazu Handa Kandagawa sends another minion to challenge the Iron Chef. This time they have to attack a slippery delicacy from the sea, the giant eel. Guests (in booth): Masaki Kanda (Actor) Maiko Kawakami (Actress) Guests (joining them at the judge's table): Shinichiro Kurimoto (Lower House Member) Asako Kishi (Culinary Critic)moreless
  • Crab Battle
  • Morimoto VS Tsuyoshi Kajimoto (Abalone)
    Both chefs create innovative shellfish dishes.
  • Yogurt Battle
    Yogurt Battle
    Episode 18
    7/17/98
    0.0
    Chen versus Junich Itoh

    The Challenger is a master of no less than three cooking (Japanese, Italian and French), but he chooses to test his skills against a Chinese master. Will Chen's dedication to one make him vulnerable to the versatile challenger?

    Guests (in booth):

    Yoko Akino (Actress)
    Teruniko Aoi (Actress)

    Guests (joining them at the judge's table):

    Shinichiro Kurimoto (Lower House Member)
    Yoshiko Ishii (Singer)moreless
  • Kinka Pork Battle
    Kinka Pork Battle
    Episode 17
    7/10/98
    0.0
    Sakai versus Shuzo Shimokawa A master Chinese chef (from a traditional wedding hall), who is an expert at banquet dining, will face off with the Iron Chef in Kitchen Stadium. While the Iron Chefs have experience at speaking in banquet halls, will the challenger's experience in cooking for large groups prove to be an advantage? Guests (in booth): Keiko Masuda (Actress) Tsurutaro Kataoka (Actor) Guests (joining them at the judge's table): Shinichiro Kurimoto (Lower House Member) Asako Kishi (Culinary Critic)moreless
  • Tofu Battle
    Tofu Battle
    Episode 16
    7/3/98
    0.0
    Morimoto versus Takaji Yoishida: The challenger believes in indiginous cooking and returning to one's roots. The Iron Chef cooks Japanese dishes through a New York lens. Whose approach will work best with tofu? Guests (in booth): Masumi Okada (Actor) Kuniko Asagi (Actress) Guests (joining them at the judge's table): Shinichiro Kurimoto (Lower House Member) Kazuko Hosoki (Fortune Teller)moreless
  • Kamo Eggplant Battle
    6/26/98
    0.0
    Kobe versus Yasuhiro Sasajima: Two innovative, young Italian masters face off in kitchen stadium setting up an East Japan versus West Japan showdown. Guests (in booth): Kazukoh Katoh (Actress) Yoshizumi Ishihara (Actor) Guests (joining them at the judge's table): Shinichiro Kurimoto (Lower House Member) Asako Kishi (Culinary Critic)
  • New Potato Battle
    New Potato Battle
    Episode 14
    6/19/98
    0.0
    Chen Kenichi versus Kentaro Japan's culinary media is dominated by today's challenger, a food critic, musician, and graphic artist. The son a of a famous chef and former challenger, Kentaro is determined to make a name for himself in Kitchen Stadium. Guests (in booth): Sachiko Kobayashi (Singer) Junichi Ishida (Actor) Guests (joining them at the judge's table): Tenmei Kanoh (Photographer) Asako Kishi (Culinary Critic)moreless
  • Ayu (Sweetfish) Battle
    6/12/98
    7.0
    Morimoto versus Kenichi Miyanaga
    Former Iron Chef Michiba decides that Morimoto needs some help finding his feet in Kitchen Stadium, so he recruits his number one sous chef from his own days in Kitchen Stadium. Kenichi Miyanaga knows the Stadium well. Can the new Iron Chef prove his worth?
    Guests (in booth):
    Sae Isshiki (Actress)
    Teruhiko Saigo (Actor)
    Guests (joining them at the judge's table):
    Shinichiro Kurimoto (Lower House Member)
    Asako Kishi (Culinary Critic)moreless
  • Mishima Beef Battle
    Mishima Beef Battle
    Episode 12
    6/5/98
    0.0
    Sakai versus Kumiko Kobayashi

    The challenger is a woman who knows what she likes. As an elite culinary critic, she also trained at Cordon Bleu and at an elite French restaurant in Paris to better understand cooking. Iron Chef will have his hands full in the Battle: French.

    Guests (in booth):

    Megumi Ohishi (Actress) Korn (Artist) Shigeru Kobayashi (Former baseball star, pitching coach for the Kitetsu Buffaloes & the challenger's husband, thus he won't be on the judging panel)

    Guests (joining them at the judge's table):

    Tenmei Kanoh (Photographer) Kazuko Hosoki (Fortune Teller)moreless
  • Konnyaku
    Konnyaku
    Episode 11
    5/29/98
    6.0
    Chen versus Liang Shuqing

    An exotic ingredient (to Westerners) and 2 master chefs lead to some interesting dishes. Konnyaku, fermented Japanese root paste (a unique health food), is the secret ingredient in this tie-breaker battle.

    Guests (in booth):

    Keiko Saito (Actress) Yoshizumi Ishihara (Actor)

    Guests (joining them at the judge's table):

    Shinichiro Kurimoto (Lower House Member) Kazuko Hosoki (Fortune Teller)moreless
  • Pork Belly Battle
    Pork Belly Battle
    Episode 10
    5/22/98
    6.0
    Chen versus Liang Shuqing
    The Liang brothers are both master Chinese chefs with different . Younger brother Shuqing believes in teamwork. With older brother looking on, can the younger brother prove himself in kitchen stadium?
    Guests (in booth):
    Keiko Saito (Actress)
    Yoshizumi Ishihara (Actor)
    Guests (joining them at the judge's table):
    Shinichiro Kurimoto (Lower House Member)
    Kazuko Hosoki (Fortune Teller)
    moreless
  • Asparagus Battle
    Asparagus Battle
    Episode 9
    5/15/98
    0.0
    Morimoto versus Yasuhiko Habuchi

    Andre Pachon is the leader of the French Chef community in Japan. Several of his apprentices have already appeared, but this time Pachon sends his number one man.

    Guests (in booth):

    Miwako Fujitani (Actress) Hideki Yakahashi (Actor)

    Guests (joining them at the judge's table):

    Shinichiro Kurimoto (Lower House Member) Kazuko Hosoki (Fortune Teller)moreless
  • Mango Battle
    Mango Battle
    Episode 8
    5/8/98
    8.3
    Kobe versus Yosei Watanabe

    The challenger is one of the few Mexican food specialists in Tokyo. He opened the first restaurant dedicated to Latin cuisine. He specializes in authentic Mexican food, rather than American versions of Latin cuisine. This is a Latin duel in Kitchen Stadium.

    Guests (in booth):

    Korn (Artist) Mayuko Takata (Actress)

    Guests (joining them at the judge's table):

    Tenmei Kanoh (Photographer) Asako Kishi (Culinary Critic)moreless
  • Bamboo Shoot Battle
    5/1/98
    8.5
    Morimoto vs. Tetsuo Hagiwara

    The challenger is a stubborn chef descended from a long line of Tokyo dwellers. Restaurants run in his family. Iron Chef Japanese will have his hand's full facing such a strong tradition. It's traditional Japanese versus neo-Japanese cooking.

    Guests (in booth):

    Ryugo Hashi (Actor) Kayoko Kishimoto (Actress)

    Guests (joining them at the judge's table):

    Tenmei Kanoh (Photographer) Asako Kishi (Culinary Critic)moreless
  • Pen Shell (Shellfish) Battle
    4/24/98
    0.0
    Chen vs Takashi Shimamura

    The challenger is a seafood expert: he chooses and cooks gifts from the sea masterfully He has apprenticed in the top kitchens of Japan. Which competitor will find the soul of the sea?

    Guests (in booth):

    Keiko Saito (Actress) Yoshizumi Ishihara (Actor)

    Guests (joining them at the judge's table):

    Tenmei Kanoh (Photographer) Asako Kishi (Culinary Critic)moreless
  • Spanish Mackeral
    Spanish Mackeral
    Episode 5
    4/17/98
    8.5
    Chen versus Mitsuro Harada

    The challenger is a Master Chef hailing from Kyoto. He, like most Iron Chefs, combines traditional knowledge with cutting edge technique and flavors to create exquisite dishes. He has the support of former Iron Chef Michiba and Dr. Yatori. Can the Iron Chef win this battle?

    Guests (in booth):

    Chizura Azuma (Actress) Takao Horiuchi (Singer)

    Guests (joining them at the judge's table):

    Kazuhiko Kato (Musician) Asako Kishi (Culinary Critic)moreless
  • Guinea Fowl
    Guinea Fowl
    Episode 4
    4/10/98
    0.0
    Sakai vs. Tomoji Ichikawa

    Tomoji Ichikawa is a French superchef in Japan. He has traveled and trained extensively in France under Pierre Troisgros. Iron Chef French will have his hands full in this battle, specially designed around Wedgwood china.

    Guests (in booth):

    Masumi Okada (Actor) Kuniko Asagi (Actress)

    Guests (joining them at the judge's table):

    Shinichiro Kurimoto (Lower House Member) Kazuko Hosoki (Fortune Teller)moreless
  • Rice Battle
    Rice Battle
    Episode 3
    4/3/98
    0.0
    Morimoto vs. Masayoshi Kimura

    The challenger is a master at using oils in his Chinese cooking. This is Morimoto's second battle. Can the secrets of Chinese cuisine beat the innovations of Iron Chef Japanese?

    Guests (in booth):

    Hideki Saijo (Singer) Yoko Akino (Actress)

    Guests (joining them at the judge's table):

    Tenmei Kanoh (Photographer) Asako Kishi (Culinary Critic)moreless
  • Broccoli Battle
    Broccoli Battle
    Episode 2
    3/13/98
    8.0
    Kobe vs. Mario Frittoli
    Annie Feolde, the perfectionist, was a female chef in the 70's who combined French and Italian cooking techniques. Iron Chef Kobe was her apprentice. Angelo Paracucchi was also working to revolutionize Italian cooking. His star pupil, Mario Frittoli, is a master chef and today's challenger.
    These 2 students of Italian masters will face off in battle broccoli.
    Guests (in booth):
    Yutaka Enatsu (Baseball Commentator)
    Chizuru Azuma (Actress)
    Guests (joining them at the judge's table):
    Shinichiro Kurimoto (Lower House Member)
    Asako Kishi (culinary Critic)moreless
  • Red Snapper Battle
    Red Snapper Battle
    Episode 1
    2/27/98
    9.5
    Morimoto vs. Yukio Hirayama

    Morimoto’s debut as an Iron Chef brings a difficult challenger—Yukio Hirayama.

    Guests (in booth): Kaori Momoi (actress) Masumi Okada (actor)

    Guests (joining them at the judges’ table): Yasushi Akimoto (songwriter) Asako Kishi (culinary critic)
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