Iron Chef premiered in Japan in 1993. Get ready for the seaweed and giant eels to start flying as Ultimate Fighting Champion meets Jacques Pepin in this Japanese-language hit. Each week, after the surprise ingredient is revealed, the challenger and the Iron Chef face off in a frenetic culinary battle. The guest panel judges the menus to determine who is victorious and who is vanquished. No matter whether the Iron Chef defends his title - you, the viewer, always win.