#SaltBae: Meet the Dubai-Based Chef That Is Breaking the Internet

Ottoman steak 🔪

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It’s 2017 and it’s about damn time for new memes to take over our lives. The first official meme to take over our lives belongs to #SaltBae, aka Nusret Gökçe, a Turkish chef that is the proud owner of popular steakhouse chain Nusr-et, which has locations throughout Turkey and in Dubai.


It’s not everyday that a butcher takes the interwebz by storm, but that’s exactly what happened in the last 48 hours since this ponytail-sporting meat-lover posted a video (watch it above) showing off his incredible knife skills outside the Dubai location of his restaurant.



The Internet, of course, exploded with memes, tweets and everything in between and we absolutely love it:







WE SAID THIS: We love the Internet, sometimes.



Found in a box of bananas from the Philippines on the River Nile at an early age, Kurt is born to a Filipino mother and an Egyptian father which means emotionally he is completely screwed. Kurt is a bubbling cauldron of masculinity aside from his girly hair, camp voice and passion for One Direction.