HyuneeEats has two loves: the South Korean food movement “mukbang”, and making videos about it. Hope this doesn’t spoil your loathsome sandwich from home.
Hi, Hyunee! Your YouTube videos are fabulous! If for whatever reason there was a fire and you could only save three, which three would you save?
Spicy Noodle Challenge: This was the first video I filmed for my channel and I remember I was so excited that I barely slept the night before. While I was filming, I had no idea that my camera stopped recording every 20 to 30 minutes. As I was wrapping things up, I was devastated to find out that half of the video was not recorded. By the time I was finished, I ended up eating five packs of spicy noodles. Although I ran into some problems filming, I can never forget the feeling I had filming my first video.
Kogi Food Truck: I wore a unicorn onesie for Halloween and went out to a food truck to film a mukbang outdoors. A lot of people laughed as I walked by and some cars even honked and gave me a thumbs up. I loved the fact that I could make people smile. This video did not do as well in terms of views, but I had so much fun filming this video. I hope to make more of these types of videos in the future.
Popeye’s Fried Chicken: Sometimes there are videos that are filmed that do not end up on my channel. I make sure every video I upload is something I would watch myself. This was actually my third time filming Popeye’s Fried Chicken. The first two videos were not uploaded because I felt they were not good enough. I was so happy and relieved when I was finally able to upload this video.
Can you please tell our readers a little bit about yourself and how mukbang came to be?
I was born in Busan, South Korea. Ever since I was little, I was always passionate when it came to food. My dad would always encourage me to try new things and keep an open mind. As mukbang started to become popular in South Korea, I became a huge fan. After being a fan for several years, I decided to make my own mukbang channel to share my joy of food.
What do you think is the main driver to people viewing your videos daily and subscribing to your channel?
People watch my videos for the food and stories. I share a lot of my life experiences and encourage my viewers to share their stories as well. I love engaging with my viewers and I try to connect with them on a personal level through comments, social media, email, etc. People have told me watching my mukbang is like sharing a meal with a friend.
What inspires you when creating a new video?
My inspiration comes from my viewers. The fact that my videos can reach out to someone and make a positive impact in their life makes me happy. Some of my viewers that have eating disorders and other health problems have told me that my videos were helpful to them. There are also viewers that watch my videos for companionship. My channel enables me to make a difference.
I have many plans for my channel. I will be adding new content such as cooking and recipe videos as well as improving on my current content. Once my channel reaches a certain point, I am planning to start a foundation to help those with eating disorders. Please look forward to it!