Korean Food: Mukbangs, ASMR, and Recipes
If you’re are a fan of Korean dramas than you know that you can’t watch an entire episode without seeing Korean food. In fact, there have been several dramas that have caused food delivery surges. What immediately comes to my mind is the Kdrama “My Love From The Star” for its famous chicken & beer a.k.a Chimaek 치맥 scenes.
If you’re new to Korean dramas and or Korean food that you’re probably wondering what’s all the hype. I decided to share some of my favorite bloggers, vloggers, and mukbang hosts.
Mukbangs originated from South Korea and first became popular in 2010. The term is a combination of the Korean word for eating (muk-ja) and broadcasting (bang-song). The term mukbang refers to a live stream of a host(s) who consume large amounts of food while engaging with an audience.
Some mukbangers cook their food and some don’t speak at all a.k.a. ASMR. ASMR is an abbreviated term for autonomous sensory meridian response videos. There is a multitude of options available, it’s really your preference.
So whatever your food style preference (restaurants, crock pot, easy home cooking, etc.). I’ve included a variety of different websites and YouTubers in hopes that you will be able to find a new blogger or vlogger to assist with your love for Korean food.
In the past, I wrote about watching Maangchi Youtube videos on visiting a Korean grocery store. There are also other recipes that I save on my Pinterest account that helps me with finding both easy and hard versions of popular Korean dishes.
Hyosun Ro is a Korean-American and mother of two children. She provides recipes that teach you how to cook Korean dishes the way Koreans traditionally prepare at home. She features side dishes, slow cooker, desserts, and vegetarian recipes. She has been featured on Korean Food Gallery, Asian Palate, Bon Appetit, and many more.
Jin Joo was born and raised in Korea before moving to the states over 20 years ago. Since that time has gotten married, started a family and earned a degree in Engineering. She provides step-by-step recipes, tips and video tutorials for the novice to the experienced cook.
My Korean Kitchen
Sue is an author, cook, and the photographer behind My Korean Kitchen. She was born and raised in South Korea and is currently living in Australia. She has published two Korean cookbooks The Banchan Cookbook and How To Enjoy Korean BBQ At Home. She has been featured in Lonely Planet, Saveur, Serious Eats, and BuzzFeed.
Korean Made Simple
Judy Joo is one of the hosts on Iron Chef a popular TV program on the Food Network UK. In addition, she’s a Chef, Restauranter, and author of Korean Food Made Simple. Her love for food and cooking began at home, where she often watched her mother cook authentic Korean dishes.
Mina Oh creates travel episodes, learning lessons (Korean Language and Culture), and snack reviews on her Snack Tub Korea. Viewers can discover places to visit in Korea and Koreatown (U.S. Locations) as she tastes and describes popular Korean dishes.
*Korean Language Tip: If you’re learning the Korean language she’s definitely worth checking out as she dresses up as unique characters to create entertaining and fun educational videos.
Mike Chen is ready to take on the challenge. His love for dumplings has to lead to his many travels throughout Asia and the United States. He chronicles his journey on his Youtube channel and sometimes collaborates with other popular channels such as The Try Guys.
Daniel and Katie are eager to teach Korean home cooking to everyone in the world. I like how before every video viewers are given the level of difficulty and are shown a brief step-by-step process of how to cook each dish.
Watch as Daniel prepares banchan recipes, dinner dishes, lunch boxes, and so much more.
Keemi Kim has over 800,000 subscribers and combines mukbangs with a quick cooking show. She gives an easy/relaxed vibe when she cooks Korean dishes, takes on challenges and chats on her video live stream.
She has over 465,000 subscribers and the main focus is Korean vegan options. She gives a busy family mommy vibe as she cooks Korean food, and shares a relatable story time. Look for her one or all of her three children to join in on the mukbang once it begins.
I included Thein Le not only because he’s a Californian, but he includes a mixture of restaurant and homemade dishes. He has over 200,000 subscribers and recommends local places to grab tasty Korean food and other fast food restaurants.
Korean Food Sharing Websites
Korean Food Gallery
Their websites aim is to showcase pictures and websites to delicious Korean dishes submitted by Korean food enthusiasts. The website was created is by Barrel, a digital creative agency located in New York City.
Website Navigation Tip: Search different categories, browse through the photo gallery, shop related products, and or click on personal blogs written by Korean food lovers.
To find out more information on Korean Food Gallery check out their website to discover the latest food recipes.
Are you looking to practice reading Hangul? Then you might want to check out this website. Recipes along with a quick Youtube video are provided to teach you how to prepare these dishes. *Website Tip: Scroll down to the midway/bottom of the webpage to watch the video of how dishes are prepared.
Read more information on 10,000 Recipes to discover the latest recipes, food blogs, and Instagrams.
Asian Pairings ~ Wine
Jeannie Cho Lee
Lee is a Master Of Wine and an award-winning author. Her book Asian Palate aims to Saveur Asian food dishes while pairing the best selections of wine. She has been featured in Food & Wine, Forbes and Bloomberg news stories.
Read more about Jeannie Cho Lee latest projects on her website.
Do you have any favorite Korean food blogs or YouTube channels you enjoy? I would love to read your comments.
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