''This is really mean cuisine!''

Many years ago, in a far-off kingdom, a king asked of his subjects: ''"Which is stronger, fried duck or stewed tofu?"'' Most of his servants thought he'd gone off the deep end, and summarily ignored him. But one mysterious stranger, bearing a magic card known as a "Meal Ticket," understood him completely... and with his magic, he brought the king's dinner to life. They became creatures known as Foodons, and to this day, aspiring chefs work their hardest at preparing the best meals... for battle.

Cut to the present day. Chase and his sister Kayla are the children of the legendary chef Jack. Unfortunately, it seems like his cooking skills don't necessarily run in the family. Now a group known as the Gluttons has imprisoned Jack due to his dangerous cooking abilities. After managing to bust his father out from their jail, Chase begins to realize that he has what it takes to be a great chef--so he sets out on his own adventure, even though the Gluttons, especially PerkyFemaleMinion Clawdia, vow revenge.

All of this would probably come across as a horrible rip-off of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''--if the show took itself with an ''iota'' of seriousness. However, it deliberately plays everything--from the concept to the characters--with as much over-the-topness as possible, making the whole affair come off as parodic. While it was not originally a very big hit, the show gained a cult following over the years for being... well, for [[WidgetSeries being itself,]] pretty much. Not surprisingly, it uses (and abuses) pretty much every FoodTrope in the cookbook.

Originally known as ''Martial Arts Cooking Legend Bistro-Recipe'' in Japan. And it was one of FourKidsEntertainment[='s=] premiere anime on the Fox Box when they took over FoxKids.

Has a character sheet heavily in the WIP Stage.

!! ''Fighting Foodons'' contains examples of:

* AnthropomorphicFood: As {{Mons}}!
* ApologizesALot: The Meatballs: "We're sorry!"
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Beefsteak in episode 1 and Doughnasour in episode in episode 11... they even look similar perhaps unintentional.Tatertons could also count though its smaller than both of the example above.
* {{Badass}}: There are many in this series, Fried-Ricer, Sizzler, Sir Dumpling, Boulder Broth, Rap Scallion, Taquito And Shrimp Stompura are noteable examples.
* BadassAdorable: So Friggin' many! Omelet, Doughnut-So, Puddington, the Meatballs, the list goes on.
* BareYourMidriff: Kayla when she is captured and turns evil.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace
* BearsAreBadNews: Bearafooda
* BetweenMyLegs: Of Clawdia in episode 10.
* BigBad: King Gorgeous Gorge
* BrooklynRage: Spagettdaboutit may be one; a more obvious example would be one of the Chowderheads
* ButtMonkey: The Meatballs Oh so much; on multiple occations they wind up trying to clog somebody's nose.
* BlobMonster: The Grease Blobs
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: A few cases due to spiked food. [[spoiler: Clawdia and King Gorgeous Gorge's Big 4 are also such having been transformed into evil being by King Gorgeous Gorge himself.]]
* BrotherSisterTeam
* CatchPhrase: "The kitchen... is... OPEN!"
* CatGirl: Her name's [[IncrediblyLamePun Clawdia]], just in case you missed the other obvious cat features.
* CookingDuel: To its logical extension, as food that actually ''fights other food.''
* {{Expy}}: Again Doghnasour and Beefsteak, of Godzilla; Boulderbroth is one of Gamera. And the Burger Brigade is an expy of the PowerRangers.
* {{Cowboy}}: Hot Doggone It is of the gun-slinging variety and Cowboyritto uses his lasso to slam opponents into the ground.
* CuteWitch: Ham-Scam Witch, so much so that it is part of her attack stratedgy.
* DropTheHammer: squeaky hammers are comstantly used as weapons on this show.
* [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods Everything's Squishier with Cephalopods]]: Octopoison and Squid-vicous.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: When Oslo is thrown against a wall while captured by the Gormandizers is later seen in a cage with a cold ice pack on his hurt back. The Meatballs couldn't have gotten it, so the Gormandizers must have.
* EvilChef: You can't be a villain in this series if you aren't one.
* FantasticRacism: Dusty Town's populace treats foodons as slaves, and the creatures are forced to crack a smile while they do their labor or get kicked around. It gets so bad it sparks rebellion from Tacquito. It's also this reason that the populace are suspicious of Chase and Co.
* FireBreathingDiner: Kayla's spicy curry is ''really'' spicy.
* FryingPanOfDoom:
--> "There are many uses for the common frying pan."
* FusionDance: The Pork Bullies combine to form Slop Suey
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: YMMV. When Chase finds out that Kayla, Pie Tin, and Oslo are kidnapped, he wonders if Kayla brought a change of clothes. Cue shot of Kayla's outfit.
* GiantEnemyCrab: Crab Quake, a foodonized crab cake with cannons and tentacles, is this at first, but when albert decides to help Chase and co. it fights alongside Chases foodons.
* GiantMook: Slop Suey
* HongKongDub
* HurricaneOfPuns: Settle down, kids. It's gonna be a loooong ride.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: The Burger Brigade
* InMediasRes: The first episode begins with an invasion of a prison camp, with Chase and Kayla attempting to free their father.
* LethalChef: Literally, as horrible food generally = very nasty monster.
* MadeASlave: Albert at one point.
* MagicFeather: "I'm afraid there's no such thing as a turbo-powered meal ticket..."
* {{Mooks}}: There are several foodons that fit the bill amoung them are Curry Ups, Tropical Punches, Pork Bullies and so on. There are even human examples in the Gormandizers
* {{Mon}}
* MultipleHeadCase: The Chowderheads; one talks like John F. Kennedy, the other talks like Joe Pesci, it actually was intended to be very destructive, but it acts like a comic relief character. They are both so dysfunctional that they always end up fighting each other.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: If you thought your ''average'' CookingDuel took things way too seriously...
* OhCrap: in one episode Shrimp Stompura gives this when he tries to tackle Fried-Ricer, who grabs him and does a pile diver. As they come down there is a close up shot of both of them. Shrimp Stompura is waving his arms wildly and has inverted eyes.
* TheObiWan: Oslow.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Slice and Frenchy Le Toast who are actually foodons mourning thier creator. Definitely Le Toast due to the way he scares others.
* OurMonstersAreWeird
* PaperThinDisguise: Chef John. [[spoiler: Really, they try to play it straight, but it's pretty obvious it's Chef Jack if you look close enough. The body build is the same, too.]]
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Clawdia.
* PokemonSpeak: On and off. Some Foodons, such as the Burnt Meatballs, are able to speak intermitenly, while others can only recite their names in classic Poke-style.
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: In the dub, the ending of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4hs7vW8SV0 Orpheus in the Underworld]]" (Go to about the 7:30 mark to hear the familiar part.)
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Sir Dumpling spouts off an endless stream of "pip-pips" and "cheerios."
* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: King Gorgeous Gorge's Big 4
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Beefsteak, Boulderbroth, Applegator, and many more. Fowligator mixes it with CluckingFunny.
* TheRival: But of (main) course. Albert is certainly everything a shonen rival usually is in his first appearance: Cocky, smarmy, and begging to be taken down a notch. [[spoiler:However, he actually ''does'' get taken down a notch in the episode after he's introduced after learning his rival is the son of his idol, and becomes a nicer sort of foil.]] Also Coco at first.
* TheSheriff: Sheriff Zuke Squash from episode 11.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Chase and his dad could be clones, especially with their ridiculous two-tone hair. Kayla, presumably, takes after their mother.
* TagAlongKid: Pie Tin; even more so when the protagonists are ''already'' young.
* TeamPet: Omelet.
* ThereWasADoor:
--> '''Kayla:''' How we gonna get it out of here?\\
'''Chase:''' The window!\\
'''Kayla:''' There ''is'' no window!\\
'''Chase:''' There is now!
* TurtlePower: The Foodon that transforms Cinnamonkey back to normal.
* VillainSong: If You Scare Then We're The Reason sung perhaps by Slice and Le Toast in episode 4.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Sgt. Marinara [[spoiler:was last seen on the sea-based Glutton food lab where Pie Tin's parents were held. After Chef Jack blew up the lab, no mention of him was made again. It is possible that Marinara died in the explosion, but considering American networks frown on the idea of death unless it serves as a life lesson, Marinara's, and to a lesser extent, Shrimp Stompura's fate remains ambiguous to the viewers]]
** Hot Doggone-It, one of Chase's Foodons, appears to have vanished after the ramen contest of episode 17.
* WidgetSeries: If it were any more widgety, you could install it in Opera.