What is ASMR food?

In this brief guide, we will answer the query, “What is ASMR food?”. We will also talk about ASMR in detail and if it is the same as Mukbang.

What is ASMR food?

ASMR foods are the kind of foods that are showcased in the ASMR videos as they create interesting and soothing sounds when eaten. The ASMR foods need to be crunchy, slurpy, chewy,  or something that you would enjoy eating.

The most popular ASMR food is honeycombs as the sound produced when biting into honeycombs and slurping the honey makes up for an ultimate ASMR experience.

Some of the popular foods used in ASMR include but are not limited to the following.

  • Honeycombs
  • Chicken wings
  • Seagrapes
  • Popcorn
  • Aloe vera
  • Spicy ramen
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Deep-fried prawns
  • Fried chicken with dripping sauce
  • Pickles
  • Crispy crackers
  • Crunchy potato chips
  • Doritos chips
  • Crusty bread
  • Cheesy corn dog
  • Macarons
  • Chicken nuggets
  • Fruits like apples and watermelons
  • Lettuces such as iceberg lettuce 
  • Vegetables such as cabbage
  • King crabs
  • Sizzling foods
  • Chocolates
  • Lollies and candies
  • Jellies and gums

What does ASMR stand for?

ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response which is a term coined to describe a tingling sensation with a feeling of relaxation and comfort in the scalp through to the neck due to the stimulus-response, which often occurs due to the sound.

The trigger points are different from person to person. The ASMR first started to help people to relax and experience pleasurable sensations by listening to different suns such as whispering, sounds of crinkling, slurping, and chewing. The people who enjoy food ASMR feel satisfied and relaxed by the sound of other people eating.

What is ASMR eating?

ASMR eating is an eating show that is popular on video-sharing platforms such as youtube where the performers film the eating process and captures the sounds of chewing and eating to trigger the tingling and relaxing sensation in the brain.

It delivers the sensual pleasure of soothing eating, chewing, slurping, and other sounds to viewers that can make the viewer relaxed or even trigger their appetite.

Is ASMR same as Mukbang? 

No, ASMR and mukbang are not the same even though they look and feel the same. ASMR and mukbang are two different genres that have a common factor and that is videos containing people eating foods and drinks.

ASMR is more about creating eating videos that feature pleasurable sounds of people eating which is satisfying to hear.

On the other hand, mukbang is a South Korean origin food video where the person filming the videos eats a large amount of food for the purpose of entertainment. Mukbang videos are generally quiet and do not have ASMR effects.

What gears do you need for ASMR eating?

ASMR food eating is all about getting the person watching and listening to get the best experience by delivering the most pleasant, sensational, and satisfying eating sounds. You would need the best gears to capture the finest sound and great video quality. Here are the things you would need for ASMR eating.


A good quality headphone with an inbuilt microphone is required since you would need to record the minutest of eating sounds generated while munching and chewing food. It is necessary to get an affordable condenser mic that is of a higher quality with a pop filter to get crisp eating sounds.


Cameras that can film at least 1080 P and 30 FPS for HD quality or 2160 P and 60 FPS for 4K quality are required for a smoother video. It is not necessary to get a fancy and expensive camera setup as a simple phone camera or a DSLR camera would do the job.

Tripod and gimbal 

A proper setup for the cameras to hold still is required as the shaky videos are of no use. A gimbal and a tripod are needed which can be used to shoot the videos of the best quality and content.


A light source is needed preferably the ring light whose brightness and the angles can be adjusted so as to give the videos a bright and lively feel and experience.

Arm stand 

An arm stands to hold the microphone is a necessary addition to the gears list as holding the mic and eating does not bring the best quality sound. Also not having to hold the microphone or the camera can have your hands free to express yourself with more verbal and physical expressions. 


In this brief guide, we answered the query, “What is ASMR food?”. We also talked about ASMR in detail and if it is the same as Mukbang.

I hope you find this blog useful. If you have any questions, please let us know.




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