Very nice set up for Ichiryu's hors d'oeuvres. I can't wait to see the method necessary to prepare it, and will Komatsu end up being the one to do it ?
My guess is that it needs to be planted, and whatever grows is the real thing.
Only a selected few understood the importance of it, and heard the call. This could open up the way to introduce some of the top chefs mentioned by the Bishokukai. Sucks that Komatsu's friend deviated from the real principles of cooking, it would be funny if he tried to bribe Toriko into joining him as his partner only to get slammed in the face lol. Maybe he'll form a team with Stajyun since he seems like the Dragon to slay for Toriko.
Loving these unfolding events.