Under a moonlit sky, the finals get underway, with Alice recalling the many cooking battles she’s had with Ryo. With only half the cooking time passed, Ryo presents his dish; a cartoccio cooked in herb butter inside film bags. Next, Akira presents a seared carpaccio, which uses fire to unleash its powerful aroma which, contrary to everyone’s expectations, only uses a single spice. Finally, Soma presents his dish; Salted Rice Bran Pacific Saury Rice, which he learned from seeing Fumio’s pickles. Just as it seems his dish has failed to impress the judges, Soma brings out his dish’s true edge.