If you’re ever looking for a food that will blow your mind, go no further than Ducks Eatery in the East Side of New York City. The restaurant has unveiled the “watermelon steak” which has sent the internet into a frenzy and is blowing everyone’s mind. If you’re thinking “what in the world is a watermelon steak?” you are not alone.
At the restaurant, a watermelon is smoked and cured for a few days over oak wood; the same process the restaurant uses for a ham. Once it is cooked, the outside of the watermelon is browned and looks like a steak. But once you cut it open, the bright red inside pops and juices come oozing out of the fruit.
If you didn’t know any better, you’d think you were eating the rarest steak of all-time.
Check out this video of the “watermelon steak” being prepared via Foodbeast.
The innovated dish was created by chef Will Horowitz.
Now you can happily take your vegetarian and vegan friends to the restaurant while you enjoy a nice BBQ plate. As for what the watermelon steak tastes like, Instagram user Jeremy Jacobowitz gives a first-hand account of just how confusing the delicious treat can be for your senses.
“It’s such like a mindf***, ’cause your brain wants to think meaty and get that smokiness and saltiness. But then you go through it and it gets that sweetness of the watermelon,” he said.
This sensory overload seems like it is worth every penny. But if you want to enjoy one for yourself, you will have to call in advance.