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Iron Chef 

Ryôri no tetsujin (original title)
Chefs from all over the world come to Kitchen Stadium to do culinary battle with one of Chairman Kaga's "Iron Chefs." Both the challenger and the Iron Chef have one hour to prepare a meal ... See full summary »
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Chen Kenichi Chen Kenichi 91 episodes, 1993-2002
Hiroyuki Sakai Hiroyuki Sakai 86 episodes, 1994-2001
Rokusaburo Michiba Rokusaburo Michiba 41 episodes, 1993-2000
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Chefs from all over the world come to Kitchen Stadium to do culinary battle with one of Chairman Kaga's "Iron Chefs." Both the challenger and the Iron Chef have one hour to prepare a meal in which each course must prominently include the featured ingredient for that day's show. After the meals are prepared, a panel of judges samples both meals and determines who has made the better meal. Throughout the cook-off, running commentary is made by two "sports-casters" in a booth and one floor reporter. Written by Jason A. Cormier

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About $8,000,000 was spent on the ingredients for the show. See more »

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[repeated line]
Chairman Kaga: Allez Cuisine!
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Alternate Versions

North American broadcasts of the series are, as to be expected, dubbed into English. However whenever Chairman Kaga is shown speaking on screen (not narrating) his words are rendered in subtitles with the actor's real voice heard. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters (2004) See more »

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The cooking show for people who hate cooking shows.
13 March 2000 | by Basil-3See all my reviews

Calling "Iron Chef" a cooking show is like saying "Jurassic Park" is a film about animal husbandry. In Tokyo's Kitchen Stadium, Chairman Kaga has assembled the greatest Tokyo chefs in every major world cuisine. Each week, the programming staff selects a challenger to do battle with one of the Iron Chefs. The two chefs have exactly one hour to make as many dishes as they can, using a mystery ingredient revealed by Chairman Kaga just moments before the battle.

The dishes are judged by a panel of Tokyo celebrities, and even scores go to a thirty-minute tie-breaker. However, the most entertaining part is watching the chefs cook as quickly and efficiently as possible.

This is the only cooking show where I actually learned something useful. It's also the only cooking show that I would watch with a roomful of friends and a six-pack.


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10 October 1993 (Japan) See more »

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