I started a YouTube channel!
For a while now, I have been wanting to brush up on my video editing and have wanted to start a channel where I do mini mukbangs. If you are unfamiliar with what a mukbang (먹방) is, this is a Korean term joining the words “eating” and “broadcast”. People record themselves eating large amounts of food and usually address their viewers directly or talk about the food whilst doing so.
I think the phenomenon of mukbang popularity is very interesting. From what I understand, many enjoy watching them either to feel like they are enjoying the food vicariously through the people in the video/broadcast or to have something to watch while they are eating as well. As someone who eats alone at home often, I always like having some kind of video or background noise on when I am eating. However, I personally do not enjoy seeing excessive amounts of food all together. I can understand how it is fun and indulgent for others, but for myself, I almost feel a little unsettled watching things like speed eating contests where people are really stuffing their faces. Am I the only one?
I’ve always wondered if there are others out there like me, who like seeing videos about experiencing food, but who want to put on something shorter in duration, involving a smaller portion of food. I think of this concept as being a SNACKBANG: a snack-sized mukbang.
I was recently challenged to try the ultra spicy SamYang 2x HOT Chicken Flavor Ramen and decided to record my experience while I was eating it—and thus filmed my first snackbang!
I’m not sure how often I will do these but it was fun for me to film and edit. If you enjoyed it, please give the above video a thumbs up and subscribe to my YouTube channel!