SALT BAE’S Nusr-et restaurant has sparked a gold food craze – with one restaurant now creating a giant golden poppadom to rival his £630 gold-dusted steak.
Shad Indian, a local restaurant near London Bridge, is home to the 24 karat poppadom, with a hefty £100 price tag.
The 10-inch gold-covered spiced bread is one of the restaurant’s most popular items and is the next restaurant to jump on the gold-coated food craze inspired by Salt Bae.
The owner, Mohammed Kodrul Islam has described it as "an incredible twist to the Indian cuisine".
The gold large circular piece of thin, spiced bread is made from ground lentils and fried in oil and topped with gold, though the owner said he could not reveal his recipe, stating "That is top secret."
The golden food trend stems from the viral celebrity, Salt Bae – real name Nusret Gökçe – who first broke the internet with his flamboyant sprinkling of salt.
Nusret recently opened his 15th restaurant, where wealthy diners might catch him tossing seasoning over his £630 gold-covered steaks.
Gökçe's astonishing prices – which also include a £100 burger – have been heavily criticised on social media, and have raised competitions with UK restaurants offering gold-coated dishes for £500 less.
One diner was left gobsmacked by their £37k bill following their experience at Salt Bae's Knightsbridge restaurant, sharing his whopping receipt on Reddit, with users leaving unimpressed comments.
Mohammed claims his 24 karat poppadom "has a very expensive taste to it and always wows our customers.", but Twitter users have been left unimpressed.
One Twitter user said: “Everyday Twitter is telling me that I should open an Indian restaurant and just spray paint food gold for £££." while another tweeted “This Salt Bae culture needs to burn.”
Curry lovers can find the restaurant and the £100 golden poppadom on Tooley Street, London.
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