TikTok users were left stunned after a viral video revealed that restaurants use water and sauce to create the illusion of a sizzling dish. The video, posted by user @sallamibrahim24, has amassed over 2.5 million views since it was posted in February.
The video shows a cook lightly pouring water over a plate of carne asada, which causes the dish to sizzle and emit visible smoke. Many viewers assumed that the dish was still cooking, and were upset to learn that the sizzle was nothing more than a visual effect.
The video prompted users to tag other restaurants, like Chili’s, to inquire whether they were also using “artificial sizzle.” In response, former employees claimed that Chili’s used a “sizzle sauce” on their fajitas to create the effect.
The use of water and sauce to create a fake sizzle is not limited to Chili’s. Employees from other chains like TGI Friday’s and Denny’s have also claimed to use similar tactics.
The revelation has left many TikTok users feeling disillusioned, with some claiming that their life up to this point has been a lie. Despite the controversy, restaurants are not breaking any laws by using these visual effects.
In conclusion, while the use of water and sauce to create fake sizzle in dishes may be disappointing to some, it is not illegal. As consumers, we should be aware that not everything is as it seems, and it’s always a good idea to do some research before dining out.