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Have $295 and 10,0000 Calories to Spare? The W Has a Menu for You

The W is offering a full Mukbang experience menu that could set you back upwards of $1,000 if you dare

This one's for the dreamers, the indulgers, the future YouTube binge-eating stars with several hundred dollars to spare: The Slip and Slurp Mukbang menu at the W Hotel.

Muk... what? Mukbang is a YouTube food trend where people eat ridiculous amounts of food, live and on camera for the whole world to see.

We're talking full views of people munching through 20 lobster tails, dozens of chicken nuggets or the entire Taco Bell menu — and the quantity of dishes The W promises to deliver to any future eating star's room lives up to the standard.

The $295 prix fixe menu comes with two pizzas, two burgers, a surf and turf dish, a cheese and charcuterie board, two desserts, a salad-bowl sized serving of fries and — to the relief of the burgeoning and unprepared future YouTube star — a professional microphone and phone stand, The W says.

Top it off with goblets filled with melted butter, yogurt sauce, mayo and everything else you could want to drown your food in.

The whole affair takes at least an hour to get cooked up and delivered to your room.

"Mukbang is by definition indulgent," said Antoni Porowski, the "Queer Eye" Fab Five so-called food expert who was brought in to test drive the over-the-top menu. Indulgent indeed: Once you add on taxes, fees and tips, you're going to pay upwards of $375 for the Mukbang feast (Good to note though, entrees at Cherry at W Hotel restaurant run in the $25-$75 range).


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That's after you pay somewhere between $200 and $800 for your room.

Mukbang fame doesn't come without sacrifices to your wallet — or your gut. 

Editor's Note (Aug. 9, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.): This story was updated to reflect the most recent prices from The W team.

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