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Pork With Watermelon Rind

Updated on October 24, 2016
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Braised pork leg with watermelon rind


Pork with watermelon rind

I bet you can't find this recipe anywhere in the internet; for that matter anywhere in the world! Unless some smart alecs "copy and paste" from this article which is my copyright. Why am I so sure? I believe, as far as I know, only our family cooks this dish! This pork with watermelon rind recipe is actually braised pork leg with watermelon rind cooked in two types of soy sauce.

Let me get into it right away. You would never imagine that watermelon rind could be eaten, let alone tastes the best in the world. When thoroughly cooked, the watermelon rind looks like cooked cucumber. The taste is out of this world, or should I say, you either love it or hate it. Because the rind is being saturated with the aromatic soy sauce, each bite exudes a juicy taste of sweet and salty flavor. The pork leg adds "body" to the dish with its soft fatty meat. Enjoy the two together with steamy white rice, drenched with the aromatic soy sauce.

Well, it's no point writing about it without actually savoring it. Ok, read on for the secret recipe.

Pork with watermelon rind

Below is my secret pork recipe.


1 front pork leg (chopped to smaller pieces)

5 pieces big black Chinese Mushroom

(cut into smaller pieces)

125ml (1/2 cup) thick soy sauce

100ml light soy sauce

6 cloves garlic (peeled and crushed)

pepper (to taste)

1 tablespoon sugar


1 medium-sized water-melon.

(preferably with thick white fleshy rind)

Cut into big pieces.

Cut off the juicy flesh for separate consumption.

Use only the white fleshy rind, after peeling off the outer green skin.


Step A. Preparing the pork leg:

1. Marinate the pork leg with the 1/2 cup thick soy sauce, light soy sauce,

pepper and sugar.

2. Heat large saucepan (or Chinese wok) to medium heat.

(ensure the pan is big enough to hold all the ingredients)

3. Put the marinated pork leg into the heated saucepan, add in the garlic

and mushroom.

4. Stir to mix well.

5. Add water just enough to cover the ingredients.

6. Lower heat to simmer for 1 hour.

(top up water when needed)

Step B. Final preparation:

1. After step A, put the watermelon rind into the saucepan of pork leg. (you can soak the rind in the thick soya sauce first)

2. Maintain low heat to simmer.

3. Stir to mix well every 15 minutes.

4. Top up water when needed.

5. Ready to serve when the watermelon rinds turn soft and dark after about an hour.


(You can substitute pork with any type of meat of your choice)

Serve with plain cooked rice;

or with plain bread

or with toasted bread

or with baked potatoes

or with meshed potato

or anything of your choice.

You can even add an egg or two . Break the egg, and let it simmer in the sauce until cooked to your preference.

Pork with watermelon rind : I hope you like it

Well, I hope you like it as much as I do. This is my top favorite dish. Just take a look at the photo above. My authentic braised pork leg with watermeon rind; cooked by me. You are salivating already! Of course I don't expect everyone to have the same taste as me. So if you don't like the watermelon rind, just eat the pork, and pass the rind to me!

Have fun and be happy!

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Try my other simple recipe

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      Justin Choo 7 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Granny's House ,

      Thanks for commenting. Hope you like the recipe, and enjoy the final product.

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      Granny's House 7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Guy, this really sounds yummy! I love watermelon. I have never seen this recipe before and will try it. I am going to bookmark and hope I remembered I did it. LOL

      voted up your pork recipe with watermelon rind