Iron Chef

Adam Buker's picture
Submitted by Adam Buker on Thu, 2005-12-08 19:08

I'm just curious if anyone else is a fan of the Iron Chef series (particularly the original show from Japan) When I moved out of my last place, this was the first thing I missed about not having cable. And those that have watched the old show, has anyone actually seen Kobe do battle with anybody? I've always wondered...


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He can cook, too

Ashley's picture

Masaharo Morimoto has a restaurant in Philadelphia, which is outstanding, especially when he is there and you order the chef's choice dinner. He is not only a great chef, he is very friendly and theatrical. I think before he came here he was the head chef at Nobu in Manhattan.

The premise of the show is

Adam Buker's picture

The premise of the show is that there are three Iron Chef with different styles of cooking. For example, there is Iron Chef French is Hiriyuki Sakai; Iron Chef Japanese was Roksabudo Michiba (then Masuharo Morimoto); Iron Chef Chinese is Chen Kenichi. Every show, a challenger is invited to compete against the chef of his choice. Both have one hour to create dishes that touch upon the secret ingredient that is revealed to both chef's before the battle begins. Then the plates are judged according to taste, presentation, and originality by a panel of three to four judges. The chef with the highest score wins the battle.

Banzai!

Ashley's picture

I also loved the show "Banzai!" which I think was created in Britain (but featured crazy Japanese guy) and was shown to me by some friends there whenever I would visit. I was very excited to hear that it was coming to America but then it was actually an American "redo" so it became lame for all the same reasons as Iron Chef. "The Office" is another great show that just isn't good in its American incarnation.

Yeah, they no longer do the show

Jason Quintana's picture

There might be reruns every so often on the Food Network. It is probably the only Japanese TV show that hit big in America. It was great because they did super cheesy English voice overs which probably made the show seem even more silly then it is in Japanese. The American knockoff version was lame because they removed all of the campyness and turned it into a boring cooking competition.

- Jason

Years ago I watched the

Ashley's picture

Years ago I watched the original Iron Chef, when I had TiVo and satellite tv. Now I barely have cable so am not catching much of anything besides Flyers games.

But I always liked it when that guy bit the pepper.

lolololololol,so I was

Ciro D Agostino's picture

lolololololol,so I was right!!

Daymnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

Ciro D'Agostino

You have exellent eyes

Jason Quintana's picture

I spent a couple of months in Europe last Summer. This is of course in Venice.

Italy

- Jason

 Bravo to you  for your

Ciro D Agostino's picture

 

Bravo to you  for your new position Jason.

Tell me Jason, is your picture taken in Italy? it Looks like you are seated in a gondola ?

Ciro D'Agostino

You have to get your hands on some of the shows

Jason Quintana's picture

Ciro, I think you would get a kick out of it. The Japanese are crazy.
The show is outragous.

 Adam, why don't you tell

Ciro D Agostino's picture

 

Adam, why don't you tell us?

Ciro D'Agostino

Aw Come On

Adam Buker's picture

Isn't there somebody on this forum that knows of the superb glory of Iron Chef (Japanese)?! You don't know what you're missing!

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