Mukbang and it’s Origins

In 2010, the hybrid word mukbang started floating around on the internet. The word and it’s concept was born in South Korea.

The word ‘mukbang’ is a combination of ‘meokneun’ which means eating and ‘bangsong’ which means broadcast.

The main elements involved in a mukbang are individuals consuming large portions of food while narrating and interacting with their audience. It is much like the popular shopping haul trend, a host will buy/cook food and share where they got it/why they got it or how they made it while consuming it on film.

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