Following the Top 8 Mukbang Online Streamers on Afreeca TV feature on allkpop buzz, we found 9 popular mukbang (eating broadcast) idols and groups who are known for the way they deliciously gulp down their food. Disregarding their agency's warnings to maintain the stereotypical idol image, these idols are not afraid to chow down and basically lose their rationality when it comes to food.
Here are our top 9 idols / groups who live and breathe for food:
The boys of EXO heads out to the streets of Hongdae to finally enjoy night life since their debut. The hungry boys, who are too impatient to wait for the meat to cook, munch on the side dishes as if they're the main meal. After gorging themselves with food at the restaurant, the boys take a stroll out to the nearest 'pojangmacha' (food vendor) and indulge, yet again, in Korea's classic street food such as ddukbokki and fishcakes.
SISTAR's Soyu is yet another unexpected candidate on this list as she is known for her nearly perfect figure with a slim stomach that just about any girl (and guy) would be dying to have. But her struggles to keep that figure is too real when she can't keep her hands off her favorite food, spicy chicken feet. She admits, "Yes, I work out to eat."
INFINITE's Sunggyu brings out the most reaction from the audience with his frantic mukbang. It's almost impossible to take your eyes off him because he eats all food so deliciously, even forgetting his image as an idol; he devours the food with a rice pebble hanging off the side of his lips.
IU sheds her innocent and cute image by gulping down meat on 'Weekly Idol.' She continues to eat even as the MCs are doing their best to make her laugh and distract her throughout her feast. For seven minutes straight, IU munches on juicy 'chuk flap tail.'
When SHINee members are given the chance to separate themselves from the group to enjoy their independence, they focus much on drowning themselves in popular food around the area, filling the episode with mukbang after mukbang. An honorable mention to Onew who has already been featured many times for his infatuation with food (especially chicken) no matter the situation.
It was revealed that one of the biggest reasons Girls' Generation decided to appear on SBS's 'Healing Camp' was MC Lee Kyung Kyu's famous ramen. Watch the girls lose themselves in a boiling pot of ramen specially made by Lee Kyung Kyu; in particular, Sunny and Tiffany are basically scraping off the last bits of the ramen while others are getting their makeup done.
It would be a shame if we left out the king of mukbang, Doojoon, especially after he appeared on the hit mukbang drama, 'Let's Eat.' He shows that he can overcome his fear of eating alone (well, sort of) as long as it's with his unconditional lover, food. Special appearance by Lee Joon.
Girl's Day Hyeri
Hyeri's mukbang even surprises fellow Girl's Day members, who probably aren't new to this sight. In response to Hong Jong Hyun's request, Hyeri finishes a bowl of jjajangmyun in less than 10 scoops with a chopstick. This, right here, is pure skill.
It was shown in the early episodes of KBS 2TV's 'Real Men' that all soldiers were gradually falling helplessly in love with military dining food, which they gobbled up after a hard day's work. Especially Hyungsik, who was enlightened by seasoning sauce popularly used in the Korean military.
Anyone salivating yet? Tell us who we missed on the list!