There are a couple of ladies who sell cantaloupes and watermelons at a stall in the Nasugbu market. More often than not, I pass on their offerings, having purchased several tasteless cantaloupes in the past. But a few weeks ago, I seemed drawn to some MASSIVE watermelons they had on offer, and they had sliced one open to show another customer the contents that looked very promising. I stopped and tried to pick up one of the melons and was stunned by it’s density/weight… After a bit of bargaining, I took home a 7-8 kilo watermelon for PHP230 or $6.
After a lunch of grilled seafood, we cut several large slices of watermelon and served them over crushed ice. These slices must have been some 16 inches across! The fruit was perfectly ripe, incredibly juicy but mushy. Sweet and refreshing.
The Teen was trying to get some close up photos of the watermelon slices, and this shot gives you an idea just how big the slices were!
Most of the guests refused to tackle the full slices like this one, and cut them into two pieces instead… I ate a whole slice. :) The watermelon was so massive that even after some 12-14 slices, over a third of the fruit still remained…
…which we turned into the most amazing watermelon shakes the next day!