May 30, 2017

A Mukbang


Notes for A Mukbang:

1. According to Wikipedia, “a mukbang (from Korean 먹방; meokbang; lit. “eating broadcast”) is an online broadcast in which a host eats large quantities of food while interacting with their audience. Usually done through a webcast (such streaming platforms include Afreeca), mukbang became popular in South Korea in the 2010s. Foods ranging from pizza to noodles are consumed in front of a camera for an internet audience (who pay or not, depending on which platform one is watching).”

2. Or, in this case: an online broadcast in which a mother and daughter who’ve lived in different countries for nearly a decade eat a Filipino meal together on Skype, in the year before the daughter’s return home to the Bay Area, while gossiping about food, puti (white) co-workers, best friends, break-ups, and aging.

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