Shinomiya initially refuses Soma's challenge, however Dojima and Inui were passing by and pressured him to accepting the challenge. Thus, Soma and Megumi battle Shinomiya in an unofficial Shokugeki under the condition that Megumi is the lead chef as this Shokugeki is designed to prove Megumi's worthiness as a chef. While Shinomiya makes his dish, Megumi becomes tense at the sight of his dish. Soma tells her to relax and to focus on making something that's representative of herself and not what Shinomiya is doing. Shinomiya presents his dish first, the Chou farci, and the judges give overwhelming praise to the dish. However Dojima is not satisfied by the dish as it was not from one of his specialties. Megumi then presents her dish, the Rainbow Terrine.