Lit watermelon lanterns

The Mandarin Buffet Restaurant sponsored this event. They had one of their chefs carve out these lanterns from watermelons, it took him an hour to do each one. We walked away before he demonstrated how to carve different figures from vegetables and fruits.

 

Note how strong the lid had to be in order to hold up the entire lantern. I thought these were very intricately made and pretty. Someone from the audience remarked that he would win hands down in a pumpkin carving contest.

  • Tu Anh 8y

    wow such intricate work .... im amazed !!! great shot ms. di ...;-)
  • No MSG 8y

    what a nice focus and the colors are so vivid here.
  • Di Truong 8y

    @tuanh: thanks tuanh. the chef did a great job!

    @ngocster: yeah, the candles really brings out the red meat inside.
  • Charlie C. Tan 8y

    Great work!!
  • bluemodern 8y

    Wow, that's really cool! Excellent picture.
  • John Kim 7y

    Wow! He's very talented. Where was this picture taken at?
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Taken on July 18, 2007
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