‘Iron Chef’ Masaharu Morimoto Is Returning With A New Series

The iconic cooking show / battle, Iron Chef, is returning to TV with a spinoff. Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend is now on Netflix.

Anyone who watched the original 1993 Iron Chef reality show starring Masaharu Morimoto knows what’s up. Contestants go head-to-head with expert chefs. Importantly, they’re given a secret ingredient and tasked with making an amazing meal. That secret ingredient can be anything, like for instance, a tank of live eels.

Like all Iron Chef series, there is no grand prize for winning other than the honor and satisfaction of outdoing some of the world’s best chefs. In Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend, the prize is the title of “Iron Legend,” as well as a golden chef’s knife. The show is interesting because the master chefs competing against the contestants also take the challenge seriously.

The judge’s panel will feature a list of fantastically diverse celebrities. Check them out below.

Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo is not just a superb actor but also a taco connoisseur and lover of good food.

Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck made a name for himself in the food world via his restaurants, prepackaged gourmet foods, cookbooks, and kitchen gadgets.

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern is best known for his Travel Channel food show, Bizarre Foods.

Justin Willman

Justin Wilman is a magician and has hosted Cupcake Wars and King of Cones.

The OG Masaharu Morimoto himself

Masaharu Morimoto was the head chef at the famous Nobu restaurant in New York before starring as the host of the original Japanese Iron Chef series.

Nilou Motamed

Nilou Motamed was a judge for Top Chef as well as the Editor-In-Chief for Condé Nast’s


Loni Love

Loni Love is a comedian who apparently once competed in Worst Cooks in America. Her Instagram feed shows her cooking quite a bit—so regardless of if she’s competed as one of the worst cooks, she definitely loves cooking. And that’s all that really matters, right?

Lorena Garcia

Lorena Garcia is a known creator of fantastic recipes and was on Top Chef Masters.

Nancy Silverton

Nancy Silverton is the co-owner of Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles and Newport Beach as well as the co-owner of several other fine restaurants. She used to work with Wolfgang Puck.

Francis Lam

Francis Lam is the host of the podcast The Splendid Table. He’s also a cookbook editor and a well-known food journalist.

Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend is now streaming on Netflix. Season 1 features 8 episodes of about 50 minutes each.

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