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Chen Kenichi

Birth Date: January 5, 1956 / Age: 62

Biography: Chen Kenichi (Œ) (born January 5, 1956 in Tokyo, Japan) is the Iron Chef Chinese on the television series Iron Chef. He wears a yellow outfit and holds a cleaver in his introduction. He is the only Iron Chef to hold his position throughout the life of the show. He is known for his Szechwan dishes, including his specialty "Prawns in Chili Sauce". He is the son of famed chef Chen Kenmin, sometimes called the "Father of Chinese cooking in Japan." As an Iron Chef, he has fought more battles than any of the others, a whopping 92 battles. He has won 67, lost 22, and tied 3. He also now runs the Shisen Hanten group of restaurants found in Akasaka, Ikebukuro, Roppongi, Tokushima, Kure(Hiroshima Prefecture), Matsuyama and Hakata.

Despite his excellent record on the show, Mr. Chen appeared endearingly surprised and relieved at victory. He was also remarkable for his frequent tasting of food, frequently dipping his ladle into steaming concoctions for tastings - only to place the same ladle back in the food. The commentators to the show referred to this practice in humor as Chen's 'eating.'

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Starring/Leading Roles

Iron Chef (1993) ... Iron Chef Chinese

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