At the start of the ninth episode of Food Wars, we see a flashback of Takumi and Isami three years ago in Italy. They are in their family’s restaurant, which is run by their father and uncle. Their uncle wants them to transfer to Totsuki. Confused, Takumi ask why? But after realizing that it will make them both better chefs, the Aldini twins get excited to move to Japan.
Present Day. Takumi and Isami just received their passing grade for their grilled duck with herbs. Just like Soma, Takumi has been fighting on the front lines all this time. Takumi is still infuriated on the inside by Soma’s speech.
After witnessing the Aldini twins’ culinary masterpiece, Soma realizes that his original plan would not suffice. He tells Megumi that they have to go back outside and retrieve more ingredients. He gives Megumi a list of vegetables and herbs to collect.
And before they leave, Soma grabs one more ingredient…the professor’s cracker snack! Kaki-no-tane! ^.^
Soma wrestles with chickens outside. He collects a few of their eggs.
Meanwhile, other students are turning in their mediocre fish dishes. And, consequently, they are receiving failing remarks.
Takumi has been holding Soma’s cracker snack while they were outside. Upon returning, Takumi becomes so heated against Soma (in a friendly, competitor way ^.^), that he accidentally crushes the crackers.
Thankfully, that saved Soma time instead of him doing it!
Soma and Megumi creatively use the crackers as a breading for their fish! And they use the chicken eggs as a holder.
Their dish is complete. But how will the professor view it?
Totsuki alumni Hinako loves it! The vegetables that Megumi collected perfectly pair with the crunchy fish.
Is Soma’s dish better than Takumi’s? Or is it the other way around! What will Hinako say?
Hinako doesn’t give a definitive answer ^.^ Takumi leaves Soma behind, saying that they’ll meet again.
Sooner than he thought!
Soma is pleased that he joined Totsuki – there’s other students that are as good as him out there.
Thankfully all of the Polar Star students passed their exams!
But when they return to the hotel in the evening, they soon find out that they won’t have much time to rest while at camp – a group of massive Americans are standing before them.
Totsuki alumni Hitoshi tells the returning students that before they rest, they have to serve 50 dishes to their foreign friends. If they don’t within the next 60 minutes, they are expelled.
Soma finishes! He’s one of the first students to finish.
Soma decides to relax the rest of the night and take a quick trip to the sauna.
Soma accidentally bumps into Erina and falls on top of her! ^.^
At the end of the episode, Shinomiya is trying (in vain) to write something, but he can’t. He seems very distressed and angry.
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