A “Smoked Watermelon” Roast! Incredibly Creative Cooking Recipe! Disguised Chinese Desserts Too!

Ready To Have Your Mind Blown? Here Is Some Smoked Watermelon Roast!

A wildly creative new menu items has foodies around the world weighing in!

As reported by The Daily Mail:

A New York City restaurant has divided the internet after it unveiled a smoked ‘ham’ on the menu — which is actually made entirely out of watermelon.

Ducks Eatery, a smokehouse restaurant located in the East Village, caused a flurry on social media after it showed off its watermelon ham on Instagram. 

To create the juicy ‘ham’, the eatery smokes the watermelon for eight hours, and then places it in a brine made of salt, ash, and spices for four days.

But that’s not all.

The watermelon is then smoked for another eight hours before it is placed in a pan with rosemary and the ‘meaty’ juices to solidify the taste. 

When the watermelon is served to the table, it looks exactly like the a ham on the outside — but when a waiter slices into it, the pink fruit inside is revealed. 


FoodBeast had this video of the “carving:”

As you can see, social media weighed in all over the map, with some loving the creativity, and some crying “blasphemy!”

Personally, I’d dig in and love it!

This isn’t the first time I’ve showed you food that was presented one way, only to turn out to be something else entirely!

Want a nice bowl of healthy ramen noodles, but secretly crave dessert? Well, this restaurant solved your problem!

Yes, they make desserts disguised as ramen bowls and sushi! See more here:

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Let me know where you land on this “smoked watermelon roast!”

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8 replies

  1. Well, I must say John, that watermelon is incredibly deceptive. It looks just like a ham.

  2. Honestly, it’s beautiful and looks delicious!

  3. I can’t imagine what that Watermelon ‘Ham’ tastes like, but I am ready to try some!
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. The creative thinker who thought of this is the kind of person we need in charge! 😉

  5. I can’t imagine how they managed this dish. I would think the watermelon would dissolve into a puddle. I would love to taste it.


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