In Thailand, watermelon food carving is considered a traditional and highly cultivated art.
There are different opinions as to when fruit and vegetable carving originated but the most popular theory is that it started in Thailand in the 14th century.
There are many different types of watermelon with varying flesh and rind colors. Their flesh is soft and pliable. This makes them perfect subjects for watermelon carving.
If you like the taste of fresh watermelons, you’ll love my new recipe – raspberry watermelon lemonade. It is a hydrating drink that the whole family will enjoy.
Watermelons are a favorite summer treat. There are lots of different varieties that could be using in watermelon carving. Check out the types of watermelons here.
Watermelon Food Carving – A long Established Thai Art.
Here are some ambitious projects of food carving using the watermelon. The red, white and green colors gives depth to the designs. Some of them are just wonderful.
Elaborate carved watermelon bowl. I love the way just the fruit has been carved. Source Chinese Food Week.
Intricate Flower design that shows more of the inner rind. -Source: Cohen’s Caterers.
Watermelon Devil carving. This would be a great one for Halloween: Source Anna Savenko via Flickr
Watermelon Swan. This one can be completed in just a few minutes! Source: Pinterest.
Hoot Hoot! Cute Watermelon Owl. Source: PInterest.
The top half of this watermelon is carved into a rounded flower shape that is just gorgeous!