1:28 pm - 07/24/2019

NCT Dream's Jaemin drinks his Americano with 8 (!) espresso shots and snacks on sugar when bored

NCT Dream’s Jaemin surprised everyone with his extreme tastes on JTBC’s “Idol Room.”

On the July 23 episode, the members of NCT Dream appeared as guests and competed on a make-believe audition segment to appeal to viewers.

Jisung said, “[Jaemin] likes spicy food extremely spicy and he likes sweet food extremely sweet. Jaemin made us deep-fried sugar glazed sweet potato wedges in the past, and he just dumped sugar into it.”

The MCs prepared foods that Jaemin usually eats. The first was a “deadly” Americano consisting of eight espresso shots. The NCT Dream members and the MCs grimaced after taking a sip, but Jaemin was perfectly content, saying, “I have to drink it like this to feel alert right away. This is just right.”

They then tasted bubble tea with 100 percent sugar, Jaemin’s usual preference. Everyone looked at him in disbelief and Jaemin added, “I have brown sugar next to my bed. I eat it whenever I’m bored.”

The final dish was ramen and cilantro. Jaemin shocked everyone by adding tons of cilantro to the cup noodles. His fellow members commented, “I feel bad for the ramen. It’s the first time ramen has looked unappetizing.”

source: @soompi, soompi, xsportsnews

gathyou 24th-Jul-2019 11:46 am (UTC)
I'm known to drink way too much coffee, but even then, eight shots??? that's insane. Poor kid is going to have blood pressure issues if he goes on like this U_U
juhli 24th-Jul-2019 12:03 pm (UTC)
His insides must be a mess if what he's saying is true... My heart already starts beating fast when I have two espressos a day...but 8?! Also, his poor teeth... eating so much sugar... I'm getting phantom pains just imagining....
camouflagecat 24th-Jul-2019 12:20 pm (UTC)
I wonder how well versed idols or celebs in SK are about the dangers of extreme eating habits like this, bc they seem to do it a lot without any care in the world
kyokomurasaki 24th-Jul-2019 09:46 pm (UTC)
Allegedly a lot of them are on tons of uppers/downers to help them stay alert/sleep so I'd say caffeine is probably the least of their problems tbh
lulufairybubble 24th-Jul-2019 12:25 pm (UTC)

Since first hearing about this I have always thought that ,although this is being passed off as a quirk, it actually probably isn't something he started just to do it. These idols are super overworked and dont get to sleep most of the time during promos. So this drink keeps him awake so he can do everything in his massively overbooked schedule.

And the other things like the extreme sugar and cilantro, sounds a lot like what people with eating disorders do.

Edited at 2019-07-24 12:29 pm (UTC)
torontok 24th-Jul-2019 02:19 pm (UTC)
This kid has existing health issues so I'm pretty sure these kind of eating habits aren't great for him
goshipgurl 24th-Jul-2019 02:43 pm (UTC)
I hope he's just exaggerating for the sake of the TV show. If not... Ugh... Diabetes incoming
vintage_boom 24th-Jul-2019 03:14 pm (UTC)
I got heartburn just reading this post
mattemate 24th-Jul-2019 03:17 pm (UTC)
understandably the sugar/coffee habits are god awful, but at least cilantro has vitamins in it??? it always amazes me how idols that make money off their body (modeling + dance performance) eat like shit. but it also doesnt surprise me in the slightest lmao.
jasmineakaiumi 24th-Jul-2019 03:49 pm (UTC)
this makes it sound like he has one of those conditions like pica or something 😥
aeipathy 24th-Jul-2019 08:18 pm (UTC)
that was my first thought tbh. or something wrong with his taste buds.
jasmineakaiumi 24th-Jul-2019 09:26 pm (UTC)
yeah that's another thing i thought, since he seems to go for high concentrations of specific flavour profiles..
bauci 24th-Jul-2019 06:29 pm (UTC)
Yikes. I feel like I need a cup of herbal tea after reading this
Sugar is really addicting, if he's at this point, it will be a hell to try to come back down to a reasonable level.
gigabytexx 24th-Jul-2019 06:43 pm (UTC)
Wow is his stomach okay??
I feel like too much sugar makes me sleepy easily, no wonder he needs more coffee if he snacks sugar when he's bored. The heck? is there no adult to tell him anything about this kind of behavior?
shazz_chan 24th-Jul-2019 07:31 pm (UTC)
I'm getting palpitations just reading that, yikes!
froggster 24th-Jul-2019 07:31 pm (UTC)
??? an americano is watered down espresso, so if he wants a caffeine shot, why not simply take a double ristretto and be done with it.
aeipathy 24th-Jul-2019 08:17 pm (UTC)
i'm fucking dying laughing, it just kept getting worse as you scrolled down. this kid is so weird i love him.

edit: well now that i went back and read everyone else's concerned comments i feel like maybe it is a cause for concern. or he's just exaggerating for entertainment's sake hopefully.

i like my boba tea 100% sugar too though, that's the only thing we can agree upon.

Edited at 2019-07-24 08:20 pm (UTC)
juhli 24th-Jul-2019 09:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, i hope this was some msg-peppered storytelling because even Doni looked kinda grossed out haha
daynr 24th-Jul-2019 08:21 pm (UTC)
sounds like someone has a dull palette, and probably a weak sense of smell. Also, sounds like someone's adrenals are going to give out, wean yourself of all that caffeine. And obviously sugar is not great for your health.

I went caffeine free two months ago, and it's so great you guys. Like, being tired is just tired but more bearable than how tired plus caffeine forced energy with tired under.
921227 24th-Jul-2019 09:01 pm (UTC)
Maybe because I work with people that have unusual eating habits that this didn't sound surprising. He could have a sensory issue that effects how he perceived spice/sweet/bitter and lowkey a lot of Koreans have terribad diets
rainstormraider 24th-Jul-2019 10:56 pm (UTC)
People are really weird about their food habits.

If you're starving yourself you will clearly have health issues because you didn't take care of your body when it needed the nourishment. If you over-indulge you will clearly have health issues because you didn't moderate your intake. None of this is anything to highlight. All it indicates is that you don't prioritize your body.
dafairyness 25th-Jul-2019 01:30 am (UTC)
good lord does he have any stomach lining left?
pseudo_shigure 25th-Jul-2019 04:58 am (UTC)
i remember jbj(95) sanggyun ordered with 5 shots. i guess that's what they need to survive perhaps.
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