TODAY | September 24, 2013
>>> it's an underground cooking battle going on in restaurant afs the doors close, well now it's coming to television in night fight.
>> two chefs go head to head with a secret ingredient and turning it into incredible dishes.
>> here with us is the host of night fight. good to see you.
>> how are you?
>> tell us about this. it's something we were doing for a long time. nothing to do with television, local chefs in los angeles , they come to my restaurant and i give them great ingredients, sometimes live ingredients and they have one hour. so it's bare bones .
>> we're making a hopple popple?
>> what's that?
>> something my father used to do out of leftovers.
>> they're the best.
>> you have one minute.
>> wait, you started before me.
>> let's go. come on.
>> so you have corn, little bits of chicken, bacon. mel already has --
>> i got it.
>> she is already winning.
>> my dad used to saut? all the stuff and then finish with the eggs.
>> see, i'm finishing with the eggs. that's exactly what i'm doing.
>> i like my eggs first.
>> i like my corn and onions burned a little bit.
>> that's the way i like it.
>> this is garlic.
>> go, you guys have no time. come on.
>> okay, you know what, let's get this party started.
>> you're doing an omelet? why are you doing an omelet?
>> it's breakfast time .
>> you eat your breakfast at like 4:00 in the morning, though.
>> it's noontime somewhere.
>> i don't even think your rice is going to be warm.
>> come on, al.
>> how long do we have left?
>> we're done.
>> oh, she has a raw egg.
>> but that's fine. it finishes in the pan with the leftover heat.
>> get it on a plate let's go.
>> stop cooking, al, stop cooking. come on. get it on the plate. come on.
>> hold on.
>> that's okay. i like runny eggs.
>> oh, i like runny eggs. oh, mel 's looks so much better. wow, somebody is in the tank for mel .
>> are you ready? is that it? are you done? fresh herbs or anything.
>> you didn't even use your chicken.
>> i don't want to use my chicken.
>> you don't?
>> i used all of mine.
>> the moment of truth . this one looks a little more modern and als looks more traditional.
>> that's the kind of guy i am.
>> that's good.
>> it is?
>> let's see. all right. on the show when a chef wins we always have the knife, someone wins someone almost won. so, for today, we have a coffee cup . more appropriate.
>> all right.
>> the winner of this knife fight is mel b .
>> of course.
>> you can catch it tonight on the esquire network. okay. on nbc esquire network. this is today on nby. this is "today" on nbc . . this is "today" on nbc . c. this is "today" on nbc .
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