Everyone’s drooling over 2017’s official first Internet meme. He’s a chef/owner of a Dubai restaurant and his exotic style of sprinkling salt over meat is making us go whoaaaa.
Here’s the luscious video which started it all.
Salt bae is a Turkish butcher known as Nusret Gökçe, a family man with restaurants in Turkey and Dubai. This snazzy and sensual chef has got six steakhouses to his credit named after his own name “Nusr- et”. Seems like he was born to be a sexy butcher, because well, ‘et’ means meat in Turkish.
While he’s been around here for a while, this Johnny Depp look-alike’s recent salt-sprinkling act has got the Internet kinda hooked.
And so here’s how Internet went on making him the official first meme of 2017.
The man of our dreams
Get yourself a man who treats you like the way #saltbae treats his meat
— ಠ෴ಠ (@Joozilla) January 9, 2017
The man of his nightmare
You vs the man she tells you not to worry about pic.twitter.com/QeXqj8upj2
— ™ (@elBeardedBandit) January 7, 2017
#Foodporn just got real
@cutclear No, this is Kebap.Advertisement
— ssemua (@ssemua) January 11, 2017
He’s got a goddamn sketch
— ‘Rîn (@NerdyAjet) January 8, 2017
And an emoji, whoa.
— Onur Gürler (@onur_gurler) January 9, 2017
#Saltbae is caps lock RELATABLE.
When you use “thus” in an essay pic.twitter.com/LgC27qdzXe
— محسن (@SheikhMyBody) January 8, 2017
Keep it going #Saltbae
He’s kinda hot, sexy and totally relatable. I guess, #Saltbae is really the one.