The Food Porn Superstars of South Korea: Mukbang



In Korea, people can tune in on their laptops and cell phones any time, any day and watch people eat—and talk about eating. These “online eaters” are neither chefs nor restaurateurs, but the stars of the South Korean digital food phenomenon: Mukbang.

Charlet Duboc travels to Seoul to meet some full-time stars and fans of a phenomenon that is attracting millions of viewers within this East Asian republic and forging a new kind of online celebrity.

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30 thoughts on “The Food Porn Superstars of South Korea: Mukbang”

  1. in the beginning I thought I was watching a girl eat food but then it cut to a blonde lady eating food while watching the girl and I was eating food
    so it was kinda weird for a moment

  2. I like how the interviewer complained that the chat monitors were spending too much time monitoring the chat as opposed to spending time with the person in front of them. Like their job is to be looking at the chat and making sure no one saying offensive things etc.

  3. Me he topado con esta misma reportera ya varias veces e incluso en diferentes canales y sigue resultándome desagradable.
    ¿Cuál es su necesidad de tergiversar todo lo que ve o escucha? Exagera demasiado o saca todo de contexto para darle un aspecto más profundo o perturbador a las cosas para sonar "interesante" y termina resultando realmente irritante.

  4. Did I hear her correctly: "One of Korea's oldest food markets, it's about a 100-years-old, OLDER than Korea itself…" For fuck's sake. Korea is like 4,000 years-old. How ignorant are these dopes that produced this video? And apparently too stupid and lazy to do a little bit of homework before hand. Ugh.

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