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Beef Noodle Seller Summoned By Vietnam Police After Imitating Salt Bae

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Beef Noodle Seller Summoned By Vietnam Police After Imitating Salt Bae

A man in Vietnam has been summoned by cops after imitating Salt Bae, sprinkling onions instead of salt. You can watch him in action below:


Noodle seller Bui Tuan Lam was filmed mimicking the Turkish celebrity chef - whose real name is Nusret Gökçe - but was using sliced boiled beef and green onions instead of gold-coated steak and salt.

According to the MailOnline, the 38-year-old soon found himself hauled in by police, though he says they refused to explain why he was being called in.


He has since denied trying to mock anyone in the video - insisting it was only a bit of 'fun' and was more of an advert for his own shop.

Mr Lam said: "The video I made was for fun and for advertising my beef noodle shop.

"More customers have been coming since I posted it."

Credit: Facebook/Peter Lam Bui
Credit: Facebook/Peter Lam Bui

Mr Lam described himself as 'Green Onion Bae' and admitted that he was previously summoned to a meeting in April - but he didn't disclose why.

According to reports, authorities in Vietnam routinely summon activists and those publicly criticising the Communist Party and the rulings from them.

This all comes after Salt Bae (the real one) was filmed feeding Vietnam's Minister of Public Security gold leaf encrusted steak at his London restaurant, Nusr-Et.

The video, which showed the chef feeding his guest a £1,450 ($1,960) steak, was posted on Nusret Gökçe's TikTok account and shortly after it was removed for violating 'community standards'.

Credit: Instagram/@nusr_et
Credit: Instagram/@nusr_et

After the footage emerged it became clear that the '#saltbae' hashtag had been blocked with Meta - Facebook's parent company - saying they weren't sure exactly why.

Meta unblocked the hashtag after finding that it had been blocked globally meaning that anyone searching the term has a result saying that community standards had been violated.

A spokesperson for Meta confirmed the tag had been blocked for Facebook users across the world - and not just in Vietnam - explaining: "We've unblocked this hashtag on Facebook and we're investigating why this happened."


The Vietnamese Minister, To Lam, was in the UK for the UN Climate Conference, COP26, which was being held in Glasgow.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Peter Lam Bui

Topics: Celebrity, Community

Rebecca Shepherd
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