A cult Japanese television show wherein a trio of world-renowed chefs (a quartet later in the show), each a master a particular culinary style of cooking, would do "battle" against challenger chefs from around the world to see who could create the most innovative and delectable dishes from a randomly chosen theme ingredient. The show ended its six-year run in late 1999, but is still aired in syndication on the Food Network.

Also, special once-a-year episodes are still being produced. The Morimoto/Bobby Flay battle in New York City is a prime example.
Original Iron Chef Japanese: Rokusaburo Michiba

Second Iron Chef Japanese: Komei Nakamura

Third Iron Chef Japanese: Masaharu Morimoto

Original Iron Chef French: Yutake Ishinabe

Second Iron Chef French: Hiroyuki Sakai

Iron Chef Italian: Masahiko Kobe

Iron Chef Chinese: Kenichi Chin ("Chen Kenichi" is the result of horrible dubbing, in case you're wondering about that)
by Darkest Days May 20, 2003
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The show that's on SBS 7:30pm every Saturday that is the damned best show on earth.

Hiroyuki Sakai is my Hero.
Chairman Kaga and the Iron Chefs rock my socks.
by aeilidh April 6, 2005
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if memory serves me right, this a show that can be found on Food Network and The Fine Living Network.

It is known for it's over-the-top drama.

In the original Iron Chef Japanese, Chairman Kaga tries his best to pronounce "allez cuisine" to begin battle, but says what sounds more like "ALAKAZAM!" The producers of the show either never noticed, or found it hilarious and never informed him. (the best episode is the original Foie Gras episode...trust me)

The friendly announcer "Fukui-San" is often called upon by the floor reporter "Ohtah" in a very high pitched, hurried and excited voice sounding more like "SQUEEZE-ON!"

If you watch the show often you'll notice that both the challengers and the Iron Chefs say "I'll do my best" a lot! Also the panel judges will say "WHAAT???!!" and "ooohhhhhhh!" numerous times throughout the show.

during the tasting, the panel will often point out that the food is in their mouths.
"Squeeze-on! If you'll notice, the Iron Chef is now skinning the angler fish!" --Ohtah

"It looks to me like he's making some sort of noodle out of those crab brains." --Fukui-San
"WHHAATTTTT?! NOODLES?!!!" -- female panel member

"ohhh this black truffle, foie-gras, crab brain, fish eyeball stew is just so good in my mouth!" -- panel member
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A very humorous and interesting Japanese cooking show that is sometimes hosted on the Food Channel.
During the Iron Chef show, contestants usually have 20 minutes to craft gourmet meals using whatever ingredients they have on hand. The food is then reviewed on a 20-point scale based on how good it tasted, and how creatively the chef used the ingredients.
by AYB July 17, 2003
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The show that brought manliness back into the world of cooking.
A person who can craft delicious meals using only a slab of pork, a can of beer, a skillet, and only 20 minutes.
Iron Chef makes every other show on the Food Channel look like a faggot fashion show.
by Hell YEAH! May 21, 2003
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Show that was amazing in Japan and ruined in America... just like everything else.
Evan: Iron Chef is t3h k1ck455! Damn americans and their spinoff series'...
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The coolest show ever made. ALLEZ CUISINE!
Dude, Iron Chef is coming on!
Fuck, channel 68, hurry!
by Name March 21, 2003
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