TikTok Is Loving This Flashy Squid Vendor

Earlier this month, TikTok user @jamiylcwmciix posted a video showing a Chinese grocery vendor with “Sizzling Squid” demonstrating some extremely impressive skills in mass food production. The video shows the seller holding two very large stacks of squid tentacles on sticks, drizzling them with a special sauce and then fanning them over a subsequent burst of flame to cook them. The seller then generously sprinkles spices over the cooked squid, in true #saltbae fashion. In fact, user @jamiylcwmciix liked this performance so much that they shared it twice – and fans went crazy in the comments.

TikTok user @johnkeahi commented, “And everything changed when the Fire Nation started barbecuing ‘” and made a funny reference to the popular animated series “Avatar: The Last Airbender”.

User @ crystalsankar13 added, “The way this man just casually spread[s] all the food in the end … EFFORTLESS. “Really, this vendor makes it seem like cooking so much food at once is a breeze.

The comment section of the video is filled with other impressed TikTokers making #firenation and Zuko references, joking about losing eyebrows and eyelashes due to the huge flame, and even suggesting that this guy is ashamed of #saltbae. We’re not sure where we stand on #squidvendor vs #saltbae, but this guy is definitely adept, that’s for sure.

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