Move over Salt Bae – UK's own 'Salt Papi' challenges restaurant king with TikTok videos at Wetherspoons & Nando's

ONE Salt Bae impersonator is giving the steak king a run for his money after sharing TikTok videos at Wetherspoons and Nando's.

"Salt Papi" is putting a new spin on salting our favourite take-aways and he shows no sign of stopping.

The youngster is well known on TikTok for imitating Salt Bae's famous technique of flicking salt from above his shoulder with a twist.

Salt Papi has two million followers on TikTok and has posted a number of videos cleaning his hands in salt over his food.

The social media stare has practised his moves in hot food chains like Wetherspoons, Nando's and Five Guys and created quite a following along the way.

"Absolute helmet this bloke," wrote one social media user on Papi's latest video.

"Stylish, great salt coverage, and healthy diet. What a legend," wrote another.

Others deplored his salting technique.

One person quipped: "They say food tastes better with dirty hands"

Another added: "It's all falling in one spot".

A third said: "Ah yes, exfoliating my hands over my food then eating my dead skin cells."

"Possibly the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen," said a fourth.

It comes as the Sale Bae's newest restaurant in Saudi Arabia, where customers are charged £400 for steak, was branded a "waste of money" by diners and was given just 1.7 stars.

Customers moaned about sky-high prices and "rude" waiting staff at the salt-sprinkling chef and restaurateur's latest opening in the capital Riyadh.

Salt Bae, whose real name is Nusret Gökçe, recently revealed he was leaving London to set up his 28th restaurant in Saudi Arabia and bring his signature Nusr-Et steakhouse to Riyadh’s U-Walk complex.

But just two weeks after the grand opening, diners have been finding the celebrity chef's prices hard to swallow.

The high-end joint has been given a chewing on Google, with 40 diners handing the place a measly 1.7 out of 5 stars.

Customers branded the high-end joint offering £400 steaks as "overpriced" and "very bad".

Gökçe has also received criticism after advertising for a sushi chef who would be paid hourly less than a side of asparagus at this London restaurant.

Gökçe is offering a sushi-pro £14 an hour to work at his posh Knightsbridge eatery.

But after one hour's work, a potential employee couldn't even afford one serving of asparagus at the restaurant – with the measly side dish costing a whopping £18.

And, with the yearly salary for the role coming in at £27,300, 12 months of work wouldn't cover the cost of one diner's £37,000 meal at the eatery.

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