A tweet went viral after showing a 24k gold-coated poppadom from Indian restaurant Shad in London Bridge.
Shared on October 16, 2021, the tweet quickly gained attention and has since amassed over 400 likes and retweets.
In the tweet, a photo of the 24k gold poppadom was placed next to a photo of the receipt.
From the photo of the receipt it can be seen that the price of the gold poppadom is Â£ 200.
The poppadum is edged with gold leaf.
Gold leaf is tasteless and has no texture, which has led internet users to question the hefty price tag that comes with it.
Internet users reacted to the tweet and were not very impressed.
One said: “Every day Twitter tells me I should open an Indian restaurant and just spray gold paint on the food for Â£ Â£ Â£.”
Another commented: âFlight in the light of day. “
A third wrote: âThis Salt Bae culture must burn. “
24k Gold Papadom at Shad Indian Restaurant in London Bridge pic.twitter.com/sNygWlZ078
– Niaz? (@ Niazzzzzz3) October 16, 2021
The viral tweet comes after criticism of Salt Bae’s new London steakhouse and its pricey menu.
Salt Bae, real name Nusret GÃ¶kÃ§e, is a Turkish chef whose theatrical meat seasoning technique became an internet sensation in January 2017.
The chef owns Nusr-Et, a chain of luxury steakhouses.
Menu prices at Nusr-Et Steakhouse London shocked diners, with customers expressing shock at the Â£ 44 fee for four cans of Red Bull.
In another case, customers paid Â£ 18 for an asparagus order at the London restaurant.
However, the Turkish chef is renowned for his Â£ 700 24k gold steak.
The viral video in which Salt Bae sprinkles rock salt down his arm from a height on the meat helped take his chain of restaurants to the world.
Vanessa Cole, Private Chef and Food Blogger, visited Nusr-Et Restaurant in Dubai and said:
“There is nothing special about adding gold other than appearance, but it is the price you pay to be served by Salt Bae.”
Chiraag Suchak agrees. He visited the upscale restaurant after having lunch at McDonald’s.
Chiraag said, âI came to Nusr-Et from McDonald’s.
âI would say the food is good but it’s not worth the price they charge.
âI have definitely had better. My friends who have eaten steak and golden burger say the same thing.
“You are really for the experience, the atmosphere and for getting a selfie with the chef.”
“You pay to see Nusr-Et and the way he cuts the steak with his black gloves, and what he does when he squeezes the burger.”
The practice of using gold leaf in food dates back thousands of years to honor gods and boost vitality.
Today, the practice is used to show its richness and offer diners the opportunity to experience a touch of luxury.
Heavily inspired by Salt Bae’s 24k Gold Steak, many restaurants and food bloggers are adding gold to their dishes.
Twitter user Niaz revealed that the Â£ 200 poppadom is being sold at his family’s restaurant.
The family-run Indian restaurant is ‘ideal for delicious high quality Indian cuisine‘ and has received rave reviews.