Trigger Warning!!! If you currently have or have ever had an eating disorder, I don’t advise reading and viewing what I’m about to post. That said, let’s get on with my latest guilty pleasure. I haven’t had one in a very long time, and it’s slightly unusual.This may seem slightly disgusting, but it’s very mesmerizing and fun to watch. Especially where story telling is involved, which I love. Folks, I present to you mukbang. It’s not exactly new, but I’ve never heard of it until very recently, and I just started watching videos a few days ago.
Now I can’t stop!!!
A gal from Toronto (Veronic Wang – a guest in the video below) is currently a favorite, but I’m sure I’ll discover a lot more mukbangers – is that a proper term for those who film mukbang? I have no clue. All I know is there are so many videos, I’m having a difficult time choosing what to watch, other than the spicy ramen challenges.
Veronica Wang is my food hero. She eats like I wish I could – fast! But given my digestion issues, all I can do is watch these videos, and hope I can digest a small cup of ramen soup with sriracha sauce. The heat of the nuclear ramen would probably send me to the hospital.
Health concerns aside, this is a great way to satisfy food cravings, without actually ingesting food. Some might disagree, especially medical professionals, but as a foodie, I have yet to binge on food. I just don’t operate that way. Seeing food or people eating it doesn’t trigger me – thank GOD.
Other than a small hankering for some ramen, I simply do not take pleasure in eating large amounts of food. I don’t know how people do it, to be honest. In the meantime, I’ll continue with this new guilty pleasure, as it keeps my mind occupied during a difficult time.
Now pass the blazing hot potato chips. … I’ll last through maybe 2 servings before I start crying.