“Vietnamese Communist Official” is caught hand-feeding a gold-coated steak worth 1,450 pounds in the Salt Bae restaurant in London.
- Public Security Secretary To Lam was filmed at Nsur-Et in Knightsbridge, London
- Vietnamese social media users slammed his extravagant £ 1,450 meal
- The footage appeared on the restaurant’s TikTok before it was quickly deleted
A video that appears to show a Communist official being hand-fed a gold-coated steak in Salt Bae’s London restaurant has been slammed in Vietnam.
Footage surfaced on social media last night of To Lam, the country’s public security minister, apparently enjoying the £ 1,450 tomahawk steak at Nusr-Et Steakhouse in Knightsbridge, London.
The restaurant – named after Turkish chef Nusret Gokce, better known as “Salt Bae” – has made headlines since opening as a popular hangout for celebrities like the Beckhams, Leonardo DiCaprio and Wayne Rooney.
38-year-old Gokce served the food in his viral theatrical manner but has now left the capital to open a new restaurant in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
In the video, the Turkish chef cuts the steak for Lam, salting it in his characteristic pose, before feeding it to the officer from the knife.
Footage appeared on social media last night of To Lam, the country’s public safety minister, apparently enjoying the £ 1,450 tomahawk steak at Nusr-Et Steakhouse in Knightsbridge, London
The video also seems to show how Vietnamese ministry spokesman To An Xo alongside Lam. sat
The Turkish chef Nusret Gokce, better known as “Salt Bae”, cuts the steak for Lam (left), saltes it in his characteristic pose (right) before feeding it to the officer from his knife
The footage was posted on the restaurant’s Tiktok page and quickly deleted yesterday, but has already gone viral in Vietnam, where people average just £ 112 ($ 150) a month on average.
Social media users criticized Lam – whose department oversees dissidents and activists in the authoritarian country – for such an extravagant meal.
Dang Hoang Luong wrote: “Millions of people suffer from Covid. No words.’
Konchag Norbu said, “Not just devouring steak at a climate conference is the height of outrageous indifference.”
He shared a picture of himself holding up a gold-covered tomahawk steak – which costs £ 850 at Nsur-Et – and said, “Sunday is my last day in London. I will go to Riyadh to open my 28th restaurant.
Nguyen Huu Truong said, “Where did he get the money from? His annual salary cannot afford this meal! ‘
And Bui Mang Tung added, “My tax money was used for luxury.”
The video also appears to show Vietnamese ministry spokesman To An Xo sitting next to Lam.
Gokce announced today that this week will be his last in London, with the restaurant owner turning his attention to his new venue in Riyadh.
It comes after Salt Bae – real name Nusret Gökçe – spent the last two months in London opening and promoting its flagship restaurant Nsur-Et (pictured)
A customer was slammed after spending £ 37,000 at the celebrity Nusr-Et Steakhouse in London’s Knightsbridge
In addition to London, Salt Bae has restaurants in Turkey, Greece, the USA and Dubai, among others.
Salt Bae – who became an internet sensation after a video of him theatrically seasoning meat went viral – opened its Knightsbridge restaurant in September to mixed reviews.
While the restaurant attracted a large number of celebrity diners, many of whom came to take photos and videos with the man himself, others referred to it as a “rip off”.
A receipt sent to Reddit by an anonymous user showed a £ 37,000 receipt dated Oct. 8, with the service charge alone being £ 4,829.10.