Did anyone else catch this abomination? OK, sorry to be negative on yet another Food TV offering, but this thing was a trainwreck in disguise. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
Where to begin. First, teppanyaki as a cuisine? It is a skill, but a cuisine? That is laughable. If wanted to see jugglers I go to the circus not a restaurant.
The whole sham was ridiculous, they had the "competition" split up into a speed round and a original cuisine round. The speed round was hilarious, They had these guys doing their regular schtick and had them clocked, taking the tail off of shrimp, making an onion tower, making fried rice, cracking open eggs, etc.. The food looked awful, and the schtick wore thin after the first one got through.
The signature dish presentation was an abomination, I would not pay money to eat any of that junk, but these idiots and the so-called judges made it seem like this was the most serious endeavor in the world.
I would say that this was a sign of apocalypse for the Food Network, but I ams sure they will come up with something to lower the bar ever further.