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Ok, so this is a random video we’re putting up on our Open the Happy Channel, because this totally blows our freaking minds. Soo Zee, as you know, works with us here at Eatyourkimchi, and she does a lot of awesome things around the studio. One of the best things she does, though, is cut a goddamned watermelon. It blows our mind how good she is at cutting watermelon. Yes, this sounds like a simple thing to be amazed about, but we’re very easily amused people, so when we saw how she would cut the watermelon we would stop all of our work and talk about its awesomeness for the next half hour.

Leigh, though, told us that supposedly this is the standard way to cut watermelon in Asia, and that all of her Asian friends cut watermelon this way. Asian people of Eatyourkimchi: is this true? And, if so, why have you kept this secret from us Westerners for so long? Our methods of cutting watermelon are so barbaric.

1 TAKE BIG KNIFE
2 CUT BIG WATERMELON PIECE FROM RED TO RIND
3 EAT PIECE THAT IS TOO BIG FOR MOUTH, MAKING MESSES EVERYWHERE LIKE BARBARIAN
4 WIPE WATERMELON FACE WITH BACK OF HAND, LIKE BARBARIAN

Did you just keep the secret from us to be amused, oh ye Watermelon Magicians?

Well no longer! Soo Zee has agreed to share her secret voodoo with us, and we are sharing it with the rest of the world, and making it a better place for all of mankind.

And, in a related note, here’s our old Open the Happy video on Watermelon Holders in Korea, brought to you by the Watermelon Deities of this fine country. What’s next: watermelon de-seeders?

 

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  1. I showed my mom this the other day and now I have to cut the watermelon from now on.

  2. I cannot wait to do this for my family and BLOW THEIR MINDS. >:D

  3. Thank you so much SooZee for doing this video. Ever since you guys put this video up it’s been so easy to cut watermelon and less mess. I use this technic all the time now.

  4. I tried it on my watermelon right away and my mom said that from now on, i’ll be cutting the watermelons in our family – success!

  5. What kind of witchcraft is this?!

    But seriously, I’ve tried this twice already and I’m amazed by the results – good to know I won’t be a Polish barbarian anymore. Thanks~!

  6. watermelon deseeder…. I’d buy it!!!!!!

  7. I know people who do that with not only watermelon, but any kind of melon — like cantaloupe and musk melon… and I’m not Asian at all. I’m from Michigan, USA… HAHA.

    But I will agree that 90% of the people I know just hack big fruit like that into giant slices that you can eat the insides and use the rinds to make really silly smiley faces.

  8. Really, really want watermelon now. My issue is I would probably chop off my hand slicing it at that wonderful angle Soo Zee has there before even starting those beautiful slicing.

  9. Soo Zee is like a ninja, sent to destroy all water melons, in a really neat manner.

  10. since i eat watermelon just like what was written (by simon, i presume) i was equally “blow ur mind be wee pe wee beep pweep” anddddd i prefer to think of myself as a dothraki warrior *coughcough* (noo dothraki warrior eat watermelon in cube! warrior always eat in mess!)

  11. Thank you! I was beginning to think I was the only one!

  12. soo cool, I’m going to try this once I get home, we have a watermelon sitting on our counter just waiting to be eaten<3 YOUR AWESOME SOO ZEE!!!

  13. I’m definitely not Asian and I cut my watermelon neither like you described nor how you showed in the video (which is a very cool way btw)

    Either I just cut them into small pieces by cutting it at a 90° angle, then separating the red from the rind and cutting it further, into small pieces.
    Or, for many people and no need of a fork I cut a piece like in the video, only thinner, out of the whole melon and instead of stopping at the rind when cutting at 90° angles, cutting it all the way through into small “triangles” that you can easily eat while holding them in your hands, by the rind, without getting your hands too dirty and without them being too big to fit in your mouth resulting in melon juice all over your face *g*

    But Soo Zee’s cutting skills are indeed quite impressive! I’ll definitely try this some time.

  14. They’re not genetically engineered.

    A special method of pollination is used to make them sterile and therefore they don’t produce seeds. There’s nothing more special about them than any other fruit that has different kinds, like the many types of apples for example, though it’s a different process.

  15. no need for a de-seeder! There’re seedless watermelons now!

    I cut watermelons in a similar fashion but I first cut them into slices and then slice them into cubes the same way Soo Zee is doing here… Which seems like a wash of time now that I’ve seen THIS!

  16. I wish we could see more videos of Open the happy

  17. But the seed are fun to spit at people :-

  18. I’ve eaten a lot of watermelon in China with Chinese people but I’ve never seen this way of cutting it! I guess my family are Chinese barbarians

  19. seedless watermelons are genetically altered, so most Koreans prefer the natural seeded ones…they think any genetically altered food is bad for your health (which, technically, is true compared to non-gmo foods)

  20. omg amazing i love this. serious Korean’s and just Asian people in general have the most amazing ways of doing stuff and making life easier. so many people cut it in to slices but cubes make the world go round. yah yah

  21. Yep, w asians cut our fruit like this. Not only watermelon, other melons, but also our mango’s ^^
    i thought westerners used to cut them like this too! :P I thought everyone cut their fruit like this, well seems like not, only asians do xD

  22. i was kinda disappointed, because i thought she was going to cut a whole watermelon into big portions first then into smaller pieces. still, it was an awesome way to cut watermelons, i’ll try it when i have the chance

  23. Oh yeah we have it here in Korea too although strangely people don’t seem to prefer seedless ones..

  24. OoooooK I’ve been a barbaric Asian until this very moment………But still I shall be barbarian for I love sticky juice dripping off my hands and face!!

    I’M NOT BARBARIC, I’M EXOTIC!

  25. I hope SooZee never cuts herself while doing that. I was on the edge of my seat with worry watching her work the knife towards herself.
    It is a very cool method though. I will have to give it a try. My dad’s birthday is this week, so maybe I will pick up a watermelon for that gathering.

  26. I don’t eat or prepare watermelons but I somehow already knew about this way of cutting watermelons. Strange. :S

  27. that’s the way i cut melons! i like watermelon in small triangles, including crust, so you can hold the piece and you won’t get dirty.

  28. I’m going to buy a watermelon tomorrow and try this new way of cutting it!

  29. Yeah. My mom and gram always cut watermelons like this…..
    Honestly speaking….. I never knew there was a different way of cutting watermelons…..
    “””>.>

  30. I’m asian and i didn’t even know this existed O.O

  31. P.S: You guise are teasing us with the “click to watch” button aren’t you? it doesn’t work :(…. in fact it hasn’t worked for a while now… *sigh* youtube

    • Hmmm they work for me. Just make sure your annotations are on and that you click on the video box. I always catch myself clicking on the words “click to watch” before I remember to move my cursor onto the box. D’oh!

      • I thought the annotations “button” was reserved for subtitles only (the links usually appeared before without pressing the button) thanks! :)

        • You’re welcome :) YouTube keeps going through and changing so many things I know that it’s messed with some of my settings. You can set it so annotations turns on automatically in your YouTube settings. If the annotations is already checked then YouTube has just gone insane as pre usual then. XD

          Lol and yeah until I started watching EYK I thought it was just for subtitles or peoples comments. Then I found EYK and that they used it to link to their videos or videos in the kpop charts :)

  32. When I saw Soo Zee cut the watermelon in the “Ran Away From Home” WANK or what ever it was called I was inspired to try it myself. It was miraculous. And now that I see how she did it, I’m happy to find I did it the same way. Will only ever cut watermelon that way.

  33. “Leigh, though, told us that supposedly this is the standard way to cut watermelon in Asia, and that all of her Asian friends cut watermelon this way. Asian people of Eatyourkimchi: is this true? And, if so, why have you kept this secret from us Westerners for so long? Our methods of cutting watermelon are so barbaric.

    1 TAKE BIG KNIFE
    2 CUT BIG WATERMELON PIECE FROM RED TO RIND
    3 EAT PIECE THAT IS TOO BIG FOR MOUTH, MAKING MESSES EVERYWHERE LIKE BARBARIAN
    4 WIPE WATERMELON FACE WITH BACK OF HAND, LIKE BARBARIAN

    Did you just keep the secret from us to be amused, oh ye Watermelon Magicians?” uhm…. I like to cut it in small pieces and then clear out the seeds cause I don’t like spitting out the seeds and getting spit all over *yuk*… I didn’t cut it the way Soo Zee did though… I recently found out that Korean people cut their watermelon differently but didn’t know exactly how they do it… Thanks Soo Zee! :)

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥

  34. that is cool!!!
    hhmm…as an asian i don’t cut watermelons that way, but the way i do cut it is normal and not barbaric as you guys have said! bu~t that’s how i cut my mangos!!!

  35. Wait, how were you cutting watermelons previously ._. ???? It must be an Asian thing, lol. My parents cut watermelon that way and all my friends are Asian so I assumed everyone cut watermelon that way.

  36. It’s better to cut downwards last so you don’t have to worry about any of the chunks falling off :)

  37. Last week while I was in Japan I found out that it’s bad manners to blow your nose in public, so my friends and me (because of allergic issues) had to go all the time to the restroom to do it. There is anything like that, that is considerated good manners in America, but in Korea is considerated rude?

    • But isn’t it also very awkward to be getting up and going to the bathroom so much?

    • It’s considered to be somewhat dirty, but not only do I personally think their “Let’s put on a mask, so no one can see the snot running down our noses!” strategy is really gross, I also found that Japanese people will not call you out on anything. Not only because you’re foreign, which was my theory when I first came to Japan, but because they could embarrass you and that would be embarrassing for them too. Logic. So BLOW YOUR NOSE!

  38. Open the Watermelon Happies :D

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