Chinese Streamer Banned for Eating Too Much at Buffet

Chinese Streamer Banned for Eating Too Much at Buffet

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We all enjoy a buffet every once in a while, but have you ever been banned for eating too much! This week, a Chinese food live-streamer, or mukbanger, claimed he has been banned from a grill buffet restaurant for eating too much!


The man, who livestreams his eating efforts, is known only as Mr. Kang. He spoke to Hunan TV and confirmed that he was banned from the Handadi Seafood BBQ Buffet in Changsha city after a series of all-you-can-eat binges.

He claimed to have eaten 1.5kg of pork trotters during his first visit. Followed by 3.5kg – 4kg of prawns on another visit! Impressive!

Not Happy!

Mr Kang was not pleased at all and went on to claim the restaurant is “discriminatory” against people who are able to eat a lot.

“I can eat a lot – is that a fault?” he exclaimed to local news, He was quick to point out that he didn’t waste any food.

Out of Pocket, and Shrimp

But the restaurant owner defended himself, claiming Mr Kang was putting him out of business.

“Every time he comes here, I lose a few hundred yuan,” he said.

“Even when he drinks soy milk, he can drink 20 or 30 bottles. When he eats the pork trotters, he consumes the whole tray of them. And for prawns, usually people use tongs to pick them up, he uses a tray to take them all.”

The ban has not just come against Mr. Kang, but all live-streamers.

Going Viral

The story quickly trended on Weibo, amassing more than 250 million views on Weibo, with a wide-range of opinions.

Some have defended Mr. Kang, arguing that the restaurant should not be an all-you-can-eat restaurant if they can’t afford it. Others sympathize with the restaurant owner.

What are your thoughts on the story? Who’s side are you on!

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