Salt Bae is once again controversial in Vietnam: a food vendor ends up at the police station after imitating him

Stay in the eye of the storm. The Vietnam Police have cited a noodle vendor who filmed himself imitating the famous Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe, better known as Salt Bae, days after a video of the Minister of Public Security, To Lam, eating a bathed steak went viral. in gold at the famous chef’s restaurant in London. The fact was harshly criticized in the Asian country and you will not believe how everyone talks about the event.

Bui Tuan Lam, 38, indicated that his intention in making the video was not to poke fun at any particular person. “The video I made was for fun and to advertise my noodle business. Since I published it, more clients have come “Lam said in remarks quoted by Reuters, adding that it was unclear whether the police subpoena was due to his posting imitating Salt Bae.

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Images posted on social media show noodle vendor Bui Tuan Lam imitating flamboyant Turkish chef Salt Bae, in them appears ceremoniously cutting meat boiled and flamboyantly drizzling green onions into a bowl of Nusret Gokce-style noodle soup.

Police summons after scandal

The Vietnamese Police summons the street food vendor comes after a video of Salt Bae appeared at the beginning of November showing him feeding on a gold-plated steak of 1,450 pounds (2,000 dollars) to the senior Communist Party official, To Lam.

On that occasion, critics questioned the choice, where a plate of a gold-plated beef steak costs much more than the monthly salary the minister in Vietnam, the BBC reported.

The video first appeared on Salt Bae’s TikTok account but was reportedly removed after attract media attention Communication. However, this has continued to circulate thanks to the fact that other users of social networks made captures and copies of the recording.

The Vietnamese police often summon activists and people who publicly criticize the ruling Communist Party for questioning. Lam, who has previously criticized authorities through his Facebook account, said he had been “Raising our voice for a better society” and that the Vietnamese police had previously summoned him for a meeting in April, without specifying why.

He described himself in a Facebook post that was uploaded alongside the video as ‘Green Onion Bae’.

Controversy over Salt Bae prices

Nusret, 38, currently has 17 restaurants in his chain and has a legion of famous devotees, including DJ Khaled, Leonardo DiCaprio and David Beckham. It opened its London branch in October, with famous e influencers eager to try internet celebrity dishes.

Recently, a millionaire who dined at the new London restaurant claimed via social media that “not worth it”And that the prices they charge in the establishment are“ exorbitant ”.

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Turkish chef Nusret Gokce, also known as Salt Bae, poses for photos at his Nusr-Et restaurant in Istanbul.  (Photo: AFP).
Turkish chef Nusret Gokce, also known as Salt Bae, poses for photos at his Nusr-Et restaurant in Istanbul. (Photo: AFP).

Since chef Nusret Gökçe opened his new Nusr-Et Steakhouse in the luxurious neighborhood of Knightsbridge in the English capital last September, more than one diner was surprised by the excessive cost of table service, which came to 6,900 dollars, and numerous clients expressed through networks their dismay at the accounts at the end of the night.

According to Chiraag Suchak, a 33-year-old contractor who works for investment banks and identifies as a millionaire, a meal at the restaurant isn’t even worth it. “How could a man justify charging $ 15 for a drink or $ 870 for a steak?”, commented to the British media MyLondon about his experience in the new Salt Bae establishment in London.

The prices of the Salt Bae menu

The menu prices of the Salt Bae restaurant in London.  (Photo: Nusr-Et Steakhouse London)
The menu prices of the Salt Bae restaurant in London. (Photo: Nusr-Et Steakhouse London)
The menu prices of the Salt Bae restaurant in London.  (Photo: Nusr-Et Steakhouse London)
The menu prices of the Salt Bae restaurant in London. (Photo: Nusr-Et Steakhouse London)

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