Iron Chef

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Original run: 10 Oct 1993 – 23 Oct 1998

Country of origin: Japan

Genre: Food

Network: Fuji TV JP

Watched by: 9 of 704 146 0%

Total running time: 10 days 10 hours

Episode duration: 60 minutes

IMDB rating: 8.6 of 10 941

MyShows rating: 4.5 of 5 2


Iron Chef is an innovative cooking competition from Japan. Originally produced by Fuji TV, Iron Chef combined the excitement of a one on one sports competition with gourmet cooking. The title Iron Chef comes from the original Japanese title, Ironmen of Cooking. This innovative game show was always popular in its native Japan, but it found international success when the Food Network bought the series and began airing English dubbed episodes. It became a cult classic as viewers were treated to exotic ingredients and innovative cooking techniques. No expense was spared. Chefs seemed to have almost limitless supplies of the most exotic and expensive gourmet ingredients. The competition is hosted by Chairman Kaga, an over-the-top master of ceremonies. He introduced a "secret ingredient" that the challenger and the chosen Iron Chef had to incorporate into every dish.

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