Unlike other battles, the 3 Iron Chefs who are not competing sit in the royal box. They are interviewed periodically through the battle.
Each competitor is given 3 whole piglets for the battle. The piglets were fed nothing but milk to insure soft meat and pleasant odors.
Yukio Hattori is "Acting Chairman of the Day" when Kaga boycotts the competition because of the Iron Chefs poor performance in recent battle.
The Fine Living Network's alternative production number for this episode is FLIRN-158.
This episode is also known as "Battle: Piglet."