I used to think the idea of Mukbang (essentially videos of people eating) to be dumb and pointless until I watched Keemi & Dongdigity. For some reason, I enjoyed watching videos from both of them and these are videos that are often over 30 mins long. I think it’s more their personalities and what they talk about than what they are eating. Here are a couple of videos I watched.
Mike Chen of Strictly Dumping has been posting videos of his trip to Japan including some mouth watering food videos. He’s really good at advertising all the deliciousness. Makes me want to go to Japan just for the food.
Here’s a person from Japan who excels at creating edible, mini versions of food like this okonomiyaki.
I would like to try this one day. It sounds tasty. Crawfish or Crayfish are the same, just different names. This video is from about a year ago.
This video is several years old but it’s still awesome.
This is from over a year ago but I just recently found out about this channel. In this video, Mike tries out some great soup dumplings in Flushing and apparently chocolate soup dumplings? Never could I have ever imagined such a food/dessert to exist. Unfortunately, I heard the chocolate is in the form of Nutella, which I don’t like. But that’s just me as I’m sure most think Nutella is great.
I just randomly came across a video from the channel Off the Great Wall. This particular episode highlighting Henan dishes looked so delicious. Mike and Dan are based in New York City.
Mike apparently also has another channel called Strictly Dumpling
Damn, New York City (particularly Flushing) has it good when it comes to Asian food.
I remember catching one episode of season 1 last year and was surprised to see one of the judges was Asian. I wasn’t surprised at how harsh and critical he could be at times. His name is Alvin Leung who grew up in Scarborough, Ontario but born in London, England. He is impressively a self taught cook who opened two restaurants that gained Michelin stars. The winner of season 1 was Eric Chong in a very tight finale. Season 2 has two Asian Canadian contestants, Christopher Siu and Debra Pangestu. I haven’t caught an episode of season 2 yet so I don’t know how well they’re doing.