Mubashir Siddique internationally praised Pakistani YouTube to cross 500 million views
By sharing his family’s secret recipes, Mubashir Saddique has amassed 2.82 Million subscribers to his “cooking reality show”
35-year-old Saddique is our very own Jamie Oliver salt-of-the-earth type guy who has become somewhat of a celebrity on YouTube with his Village Food Secrets channel enjoying a huge following.
While working as a production manager in a soccer ball manufacturing factory in the nearest town of Sialkot, Punjab, he probably never imagined his life would take such a bold turn.
But he sure is glad he doesn’t have to make the daily hour-and-a-half bike commute covering 50 km from Shahpur to Sialkot anymore. Saddique has quit the factory work since he is now “full-time” doing, what he calls vlogging “reality cooking shows”, giving out “centuries old” recipes of his family members.
Although when he started, money was never a consideration as he didn’t even know he could earn money from something he loved to do using a cellphone camera!
The sound of birds, the snapping of twigs, then their reassuring popping and crackling as he stokes them under a makeshift temporary stove, the gurgling sound of running water from a nearby tubewell or the chugging of a tractor — the sight and sounds are real as you’re transported to the village of Shahpur.
In fact, you can almost smell the aroma as onions begin to sizzle in hot oil while Mubashir Saddique crushes garlic and ginger in a wooden mortar and pestle.
Since the time when he put up his first video showing how to make stuffed mooli (radish) parathas in January last year, there has been no looking back for this village vlogger. He has so far uploaded 946 videos showing not only eastern culinary delights but even burgers and pizzas (he baked the buns and the pizzas’ base in an earthenware tandoor-oven built from scratch.
Mubashir has so far attained 455 Million views and is over the edge to get to 500 Million on youtube,