Salt Bae accused of ‘offending meat eaters and vegans’ with latest menu addition
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Salt Bae’s latest creation has got tongues wagging yet again – though this time not just for the hefty price tag.
He showed himself putting together the ‘Avocadoooo burger’ in an Instagram video, leaving social media users baffled at how the item somehow ‘manages to offend vegans and meat eaters’ simultaneously.
Salt Bae, whose real name is Nusret Gökçe, is known for his Nusr-Et steakhouse empire, where it’s all about lavish displays of opulence through meat.
Hell, even customers who choose to swerve the signature cuts are able to rack up enormous bills thanks to bottles of wine costing literal thousands and sides of asparagus for 60 dirham (£13).
Yesterday (Thursday 11 May), Gökçe posted a video of himself making the Avocado Burger, which features a burger patty topped with melted cheese and stuffed between two ripe halves of an avocado.
Burgers can be difficult to eat at the best of times, but just imagine the challenges of sinking your teeth into an avocado bun. Absolute carnage.
At the London branch of Nusr-Et, the Avocado Burger costs between £19 and £25, whether you opt for a side of herb crusted fries or parmesan and truffle fries.
While some joked that it was a ‘super keto burger’ or that they'd have to 'sell their apartment' to afford it, others were just left confused by the creation.
One commented: “Somehow this video manages to offend both vegan and meat eating sensibilities at the same time.”
Someone else asked: “How are you supposed to eat that?”
Another wrote: “What a waste of good avocado.”
A fourth added: “Bro just inventing random s**t now.”
Others were puzzled by Gökçe bizarre pronunciation.
“Why's he gotta say avocado like that?” one said.
Funnily enough, this is a topic that’s come up before – and now appears to be something he plays on.
Back in March 2022, he posted another clip of himself squeezing out an avocado from its skin in a provocative and slightly unnerving way.
As the flesh of the avocado emerged from nature’s wrapping, he drawled: “Avocaaaaddoooo.”
His strange pronunciation was picked up by podcaster and all-around good guy Blindboy, who wrote on Twitter: “Ammm…Why does Salt Bae say ‘Avocado’ in a Limerick accent?”
Then a second video emerged.
Blindboy added: “Found a second video, can now confirm that Salt Bae says Avocado in a Limerick city accent.
“This is real.”
LADbible had reached out to Salt Bae for comment.
Topics: Food And Drink