I think that people are so intrigued by this because they’re so crunchy. They look so appetizing. Whenever I eat them, I always try to get good crunch noises in there; people like that ASMR aspect of the video. But it was kind of random the way it just blew up.
— Gabby Eniclerico, a legal assistant in Washington, D.C. (who is better known as @slothgirl420 on TikTok), offering up some ideas as to why her crab rangoon muckbanging video went viral this winter, causing a sudden crab rangoon craze on the video sharing social networking service. Eniclerico has 1.6 million followers on TikTok. She says her “all-time favorite place to get crab Rangoons” is Full Kee in D.C.’s Chinatown.
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