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§ I think salted watermelon is inappropriate

In the prelude episode to the Japanese anime series Mahoromatic, the android maid Mahoro slices a watermelon up, sprinkles some salt on the slices while singing a cute song, and hands one of them to the young master Suguru. The two then enjoy melon while talking about the upcoming series.

I had some watermelon lying around and decided to try salting it a little bit.

Bleccccch. I'm not trying that again.

I think salted watermelon is inappropriate.

Comments

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I think, Japanese people are very crazy in head!

Tiger76 - 14 10 04 - 02:49


In Asia is quite common to salt a little bit the watermelon... but this is not so bad: due the different ground and clima the fruit is frequently really sweet and lacking of salt...

6502 - 14 10 04 - 04:47


Here in the North of Mexico we ALWAYS salt watermelons, popular wisdom says if you don't your stomach will get diarrhea (as shown in one chapter of the first season of the Neoranga anime TV series) if you eat too much. Aren't USA watermelons sweet? O_o

mangamuscle (link) - 14 10 04 - 16:53


I salt my Watermellons. Kansas, USA

This is interesting, maybe someone could send out a poll and create a map showing where in the world salting water mellons is popular or not.

UA=42 - 14 10 04 - 20:37


In Egypt, I think it is not uncommon to eat watermelon with something salty, say, feta cheese. I find the combination not extremely inappropriate.

Abu Hurayrah (link) - 15 10 04 - 00:45


Come on, salted watermelon is delicious if you don't oversalt. Also, I find that it works better when the watermelon is freshly cut so that the salt dissolves into the juices.

Steen4 - 15 10 04 - 05:25


In Italy sweet watermelon (the variety that is green outside and orange inside) is often eaten covered with thin slices of 'prosciutto crudo' (Parma red ham), which is rather salty. I find it delicious!

Liviux - 15 10 04 - 06:12


It is a common wisdom that adding *small* amount of salt makes sweet foods (such as sweet pumpkin soup I guess) sweeter although I haven't convinced myself.

guest - 15 10 04 - 07:59


In France, eating watermelon with slices of smoked ham (usually quite salted too) is considered a good meal starter; but you can't use any watermelon to do that. It has to be very sweet and tasty. Also, salt has to be quite disolved and in very small amounts...

Mitch 74 - 15 10 04 - 12:00


I grew up in Georgia, where a little salt on watermelon is a time-honored Southern tradition. I didn't know that anyone ever ate it without salt until I moved to Utah. But hey... whatever floats your boat.

GeorgiaBoy - 15 10 04 - 12:17


In Bulgaria some people eat it with castorsugar,
but I prefer it pure

Ivan - 15 10 04 - 12:36


Watermelon is one of kind of vegetables isn't it? Its like a family of cucumber or zucchini.
So...A little salt the watermelon isn't too bad idea I think, though I personally like it without salt.

Native Jap. - 15 10 04 - 23:20


I am Austrian so grant me forgiveness for my bad english grammar. In order to pleasure myself with a watermelon I find it good to put on it my own salty mixture which indeed is very much fun to make.

Heinez Auchtrouz - 16 10 04 - 11:46


We don't salt it here - at least I have not heard about this. I don't know the taste but I will PASS.

Romanian - 16 10 04 - 18:14


do you really mean it's so complicated to get 2 the right point? But anyway, u can always get a little back and apply some corrections, can't u? is that what u mean?

Ruben - 16 10 04 - 19:04


in spain we dont salt watermelon (yuck) but we eat melon with jamon serrano (cured ham)

regular john (link) - 16 10 04 - 19:49


Here in Taiwan, we also have debates about salting the Watermelon or not. Yes, little bit of salt does bring out the sweet. But it is indeed the first time that I've heard about salts preventing diarea. What a wisdom! Common! Mahoro never makes a wrong decision!

James - 18 10 04 - 01:27


I learned about salting watermelon when I was visiting Taiwan on vacation. At first I didn't like it, but I've slowly grown to like it. The trick is to not oversalt. Just a wee sprinkle of salt can really bring out the flavor.

Val - 18 10 04 - 14:58


Terecharge ce logiciaire

gustave - 20 10 04 - 14:15


Here in Malaysia, we put a pinch of salt on guava, but never on watermelon. I tried it through, and its not too bad. BTW, how much did you put? A whole bag? :)

SAR - 21 10 04 - 07:52


Never heard of anyone salting watermelons here in Romania. Hm, might give it a try since I always like weird food combos :)

Alex - 22 10 04 - 04:40


I've never heard the idea to salt watermelon in Hungary, but I will try nex summer.

JustY [HUN] - 22 10 04 - 08:02


If you eat watermelon with nothing else on an empty stomache it shouldn't give you diarrhea, other foods interfere with watermelon naturally going through your digestive system. It is very healthy to eat.

Justin - 22 10 04 - 17:20


Japanese people aren't crazy in head. >.< I mean, seriously people in india think were insane for eating cow (and they outnumber us 4 fold) so you cant generally insult an entire race based on your own prefrences.. Weither you think everyone else beleives its weird or not....

BlizzardDemon - 23 10 04 - 10:11

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