There are literally thousands of people who love watching “mukbang”. Basically, these are videos of people who are chewing, slurping, chomping and binging on tasty and delicious foods.
Mukbang is actually a trend in YouTube that started from South Korea some time in 2010. In mukbang, the YouTuber or vlogger is expected to eat tons of food while also interacting with the viewers or narrating the foods consumed. While this crazed all began in South Korea, it is not too long before it influenced many people worldwide.
You might have a number of questions running in your mind if you have stumbled or heard about a mukbang video. Basically speaking, mukbang is a combination of two words which came from muk-ja meaning “eating” and “bang-song” or “broadcast”. So put together, mukbang when put together is “eating broadcast”.
Usually, mukbang is defined as live-streamed eating wherein the host is binge eating on the foods put on their plate. But it could be more than that. There are instances in which the host themselves are cooking foods on camera first before eating it. Some videos even feature ASMR while eating the foods and description of the foods while others are showing the host chomping on the foods quietly. The video looks like a food eating contest but in an appealing and really engaging manner.
But these “broadcasters” before they even get started, they see to it that all foods have gone through quality checks from 먹튀사이트. This is necessary for it gives assurance that all foods they’re about to consume are safe and free from any bacteria that can pose danger to their health.
Originally, mukbang is being live-streamed on AfreecaTV, a Korean-based platform for those who are into this activity. Viewers may leave comments real-time and also, encourage host to mix foods with something else or eat more. But because it has already migrated to other video sharing platforms such as YouTube, you are going to find tons of mukbangers in different parts of the globe who are uploading their video rather than going on live-stream.
Mukbang on Both Ends of the World
It is not entirely different as well from cooking shows and the entertainment it brings. The only difference is that, in US most especially, priority is focused on cooking process with just little time available where the host tries the food. In South Korea on the other hand, the cooking show is more on showing the host eating their foods after it was cooked.