Battle Watermelon



Iron Chef French Hiroyuki Sakai (坂井宏行), Iron Chef Italian Masahiko Kobe (神戸勝彦)
Iron Chef Chinese Kenichi Chen (陳建一), Iron Chef Japanese Kōmei Nakamura (中村孝明)

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Judges Panel

The judges for the Watermelon battle are:

Chef Chen/Nakamura's Dishes

  • Cool Noodle Appetizer
  • "The Fry" (ザ ・ フライ)
  • Whole Watermelon Soup
  • Watermelon Duck Sandwich, Beijing Style
  • Asian Watermelon Fried Rice
  • Watermelon and Beer Sherbet

Chef Sakai/Kobe's Dishes

  • Refreshing Champagne, Mediterranean Style
  • Watermelon and Shrimp Salad
  • Capellini Pasta Served in a Whole Watermelon
  • Hamo Eel with Watermelon and Vinegar Essence
  • Watermelon Jelly with Watermelon Sherbet


Hiroyuki Sakai, Masahiko Kobe

Final Scores

Sakai, Kobe Chen, Nakamura
Kurimoto 20 19
Saitō 19 18
Nadaka 17 16
Kishi 18 19
Totals 74 72

The winner is determined by the number of judges who rule in favor of a chef. If there is a split vote, it comes down to total points. If points are also tied, the match ends in a draw.

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