KUNG FU KITCHEN
TEPPANYAKI (KOBE, JAPAN). Teppanyaki, meaning "grilled or fried on iron plate", is a popular style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. The flashing tools of the trade are a knife, a fork, and two metal spatulas. In spectacular displays of dexterity, chefs cut, stir, season, and divide each diner's portion onto plates on the iron griddle or "teppan". Lissa Doumani is a pastry chef from Napa Valley, California who runs two starred-restaurants with her Japanese husband. Keen to immerse herself further into the Japanese culture, Lissa takes on the challenge to learn the acrobatic skills of teppanyaki in under 3 days. Can she meet the expectation of demanding paying customers?