You’ve been thrilled by the skills of “Ryori no Tetsujin (The Iron Chef)” and impressed by the knowledge revealed by “Ryori no Meijin” (“The Master Chef”). Now you can enjoy the unique talents of “Ryori no Kaijin” (“The Phantom Chef”; TV Tokyo, Wed., 9 p.m.).

The cooks featured on this new variety show are covered in their element: namely, the restaurants and kitchens where they work. Some are so obscure and proud that they only cook for one customer a night.

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