MILLIONAIRE chef Salt Bae has posted an emotional video with his mum – but cruel trolls were quick to blast him for not buying her a new house.
The salt-sprinkling chef shared a clip of him reuniting with his mum after Covid kept them apart for two years.
In the video, Salt Bae – whose real name is Nusret Gökçe – is seen wearing sunglasses indoors as he hugs his mum, before the pair sit down for a chat.
Trolls were quick to criticise the restauranteur over the clip, with one viewer urging Salt Bae to “buy her a new house” because he has “all this money”.
Nusret now has 28 eye-wateringly expensive restaurants to his name.
His London restaurant – which has proved popular with celebs – charges a shocking £850 for his tomahawk steak coated in 24-carat-gold.
Nusret’s net worth is said to be around £44million.
One furious comment read: “You have so much money. How come your mother is not living in a mansion?”
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Another commented on the time they spent apart, adding: “After two years? Why?
“And why don’t you buy a better house for your parents. You are wealthy now!”
Others honed in on Nusret’s decision to wear dark sunglasses indoors.
One raging Instagram user said: “Take off your f****** glasses in front of mum.”
Someone else added: “Take your glasses off. Button up that shirt. You’ve got so much money.
“Visit your mum every month. Shame.”
But loyal Salt Bae fans rushed to the chef’s defence – praising him for sharing the “loving” reunion clip with the world.
Nusret grew up in a small, poverty-stricken suburb east of Istanbul.
The son of a miner, Nusret – one of five children – was taken out of school after primary due to financial pressures, forcing the budding chef to work from a young age.
At 13 he was taken on as a butcher’s apprentice, working long hours in Turkish steakhouses for the next decade.
In 2010, at the age of 27, Nusret opened the first Nusr-et steakhouse in the Etiler neighborhood of Istanbul with just eight tables and 10 employees.
After meeting Turkish businessman Ferit Sahenk – who was so impressed with his meal at the restaurant he offered to invest – Nusr-et opened various locations in the Middle East including Ankara, Doha and Dubai.
Nusret shot to global stardom almost overnight in January 2017 after posting a 36-second video called “Ottoman Steak” on Instagram.
The clip shows him slicing a boned steak then performing his trademark salt sprinkle – with his hand shaped “like a cobra” while rock salt bounced off his arm onto the meat.