Meet Yang Soobin, a South Korean entertainer known for her eating videos who also has a massive follower base in Southeast Asia.
The 23-year-old internet star, who will soon turn 24 next month, rose to fame for eating food from different cultures in front of the camera, a trend known in South Korea and now other parts of the world as mukbang.
During “Crazy Rich Asians” we witnessed Rachel Chu nearly drink out of a finger bowl after mistaking it for a bowl of clear soup.
Although food is a universal language, dining etiquette isn’t always the case. It’s something we’re taught at a young age and it might not translate perfectly when we travel to new places with different cultures.
I have never eaten dog meat, simply because I grew up in a society which groomed me to treat dogs as “man’s best friend.”
So with an emotional connection with canines, I eat the meat of other animals instead and feel alright about it because it seems fine, as the majority of the civilized world has deemed it so. Even my two pet dogs and one cat share my appetite for beef, pork chops and fried chicken.
Generation Y loves to eat out. Although millennials make up only 25% of the population, they eat out more than all other generational groups combined.
In fact, they love eating out so much that 87% of millennials said that they will “splurge on a nice meal, even when money is tight.” That also partly explains why millennials are dirt broke and why 56% of millennials say they would switch food brands if offered a cents-off coupon.