Smiling man with beard cooking

Who needs a fancy kitchen if you have a hotel room bathroom?

Social media can be hit or miss. You might find delightful Poopable posts, or a flurry of boring selfies and pictures of people’s food. Usually you use it to pass the time, sliding through photos of friends and influencers, and not leaving with much inspiration.

But sometimes, social media can inspire. It can give you wonderful gifts. You might not think combining Poopable content and cooking advice could be possible, but thankfully, we were given one of those gifts with our new favorite social media account.

So let us introduce you to our new hero. TikTok and Instagram user @Barfly7777.

Man with a beard looking at camera

Barfly recently released a viral video with 6 million views where he cooks baby back ribs in a hotel bathroom using only materials he can find in the room.

Barfly claims to have had over 40 years of barbeque experience, and has decided to showcase his cooking tips in a unique way, proving that no matter where you are, you can make a delicious meal with whatever you have around you.

Even if you’re doing so in the commode.

Soundtracked by the dulcet tones of Fleetwood Mac, Barfly places a slab of baby back ribs on the bathroom sink, uses a hand towel to help with his grip as he removes the membrane on the top of the ribs, and immediately adds a basic dry rub (a packet of Char Sui).

Once seasoned, he shows off the rub residue on his hands – thankfully he’s right by the sink, so cleanup should be easy. Then he cuts the ribs in half, and grabs his secret weapon.

A Pillowcase.

A piece of meat being placed on a wire tray inside a pillow case

We have to admit, this was the part of the video where we felt sympathy for the cleaning staff of the hotel, especially those working in the laundry department. We hope Barfly left a hefty tip!

Placing the seasoned ribs on a simple wire tray that is placed inside the pillow case, he then grabs the source of heat that will serve as his “oven.”

A Hair Dryer

a hair dryer being placed inside a pillow case on an ironing board in a bathroom

Putting the hair dryer on blast, he inserts it into the open end of the pillow case, and then ties it off, leaving it to rest on the ironing board he conveniently placed right next to the toilet. A very Poopable setup indeed!

He punctures the pillow case with a meat thermometer to make sure to ensure that the ribs cook properly.

After four hours of hair dryer roasting, he opens the bag and adds honey, using a few individual-sized condiment packets (which he uses in a surprising amount of his recipes). Once that additional sweetness has been added to balance out the spice rub, he seals up the hair dryer and pillow case set up and roasts the meat for another three hours.

A piece of ribs with two hands applying honey to it

A good rib dinner requires sides, of course, so during this stage he puts a potato and corn in the pillow case along with the meat.

Ultimately, Barfly spent seven hours using a pillow case and hair dryer, and ended up with a full meal. Sure, he brought his own meat thermometer, wire rack, meat and spices, but for something cooked next to a hotel toilet…

He ended up with a meal fit for a king.

This isn’t the only hotel bathroom meal that Barfly7777 has blessed us with. Don’t be surprised if we devote many more articles to his DIY recipes, like his “Bathroom ButtChicken“, his Prime Hotel Steak (using the toilet tank), and the Giant Hotel Nugget. He even once made pizza on a hotel bathroom sink, from scratch.

We don’t use the word hero very often, and we won’t use it here.

Because we need to invent a word that is even stronger than “hero” to describe Barfly and his culinary bathroom efforts.

We at Poopable salute you, sir. And if any readers want to share their story of trying to recreate these Poopable bathroom recipes, comment on this post or send us a message so we can share your brave stories as well!

By Jeff G

In other organizations Jeff would be known as the Managing Editor. However at Poopable, he is the Head Creative Poo (HCP). His online writing has received hundreds of millions of views. Thankfully he has not had nearly as many bathroom breaks. Jeff prefers his bathroom clean and tranquil, which is ironic considering the amount of time he spends in dive bars.