Mok-Bang: Korean Diner Porn

The greetings season continues! In our modern era, Christmas is focussed on two things: A fat red-clothed version of Gandalf and some endless diners with friends and family. It is a true food orgy: Oysters, lobster, stuffed meat, fish, pudding, chocolate, fudge, brown sugar pound cake with caramel glaze and many other deliciousness. We get fatter, but it’s OK because fatty is life. Anyway, all the magazines will remind you soon you have to make a post X-mas diet to be cool in your swimsuit. Nevertheless, we need to embrace the moment and judging by the multiplication of Food Porn pictures on Instagram since the 24th of December, it looks like most of us are obsessed with food. It’s good to indulge yourself guys!

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So we think it is the best time to talk about a rising trend coming directly from South Korea called Mok-Bang. A combination of two Korean words standing for “eating’ and “broadcast”. All started on the website AfreecaTv, a peer-to-peer live streaming system where viewers are paying to see the live content. It is very popular over there and people are ready to pay to see other persons eating a huge meal in front of a camera. After all, it appears Japan hasn’t got the monopoly on the weirdest stuff and we need to remind: there’s a fetish for everything. Well,  in our Mok-Bang’s case, Diner Porn is a logical sequel to Food Porn.

One of the most popular Mok-Bangerz is called The Diva. A petite cute Korean girl who can eat gargantuan feasts. According to Kotaku:

Sometimes in an evening, The Diva will scarf down two medium pizzas. Other nights, it’s 30 fried eggs and a box of crab legs or five packets of instant noodles. Then, there was the night she ate twelve beef patties, twelve fried eggs, three servings of spicy pork kimchi soup and a salad.

 

The first time you watch a video with The Diva, you think she will get naked at the end. Do not blame me, it’s normal and I call it the Porn reflex. She never gets naked, she’s just eating and do casual talk with the viewers. She’s broadcasting every night for four hours and these food performances can cost her from 3000$ up to 6000$ a month. But she can easily afford it because she has thousands of fan following her and paying good money to see The Diva’s nightly show.  No one knows where she can possibly put all that food in such a small package and not be sick.

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But Mok-Bang is not limited to Asian cuties. Those are mainly random people (now internet stars) enjoying their diner in front a webcam. Take a look a that guy, he’s happy as fuck and he’s kindly flirting with dementia.

 

Now I wish they put some MDMA in the Kimchis at my Korean corner street’s restaurant.

Out of the voyeurism action in watching Mok-Bang, its popularity could be the result of the massive social distress caused by people’s loneliness. Indeed, it sadly looks like having a diner with someone. Somehow, it maybe gives some virtual reassurance to many viewers and it’s changing their habits of a daily rendez-vous with the TV. Sex and food have a strong relationship, they are parts of basic instincts, leading both to some kind of blissful comfort and addiction. Mok-Bang is just another form of food Porn and it has a long life to come because food attracts. From a all-you-can-eat orgy to a simple casual diner mating we’ve got here a bunch of new show ideas for the Food Network.

We hope the next weird step won’t be eating to death, like in the Marco Fererri’s “Blow Out”…

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