Exactly a year ago, we were blessed with Turkish butcher Nusret Gökçe and the sexy way he slices meat and sprinkles salt—the internet forever named him #SaltBae. Come 2018, we were blessed with yet another viral chef sensation.
He's responsible for taking the crown from Nusret.
But first, let me backtrack a bit. Rogelio is a cook at the family-owned restaurant El Camino Real Mexican Food in Fullerton, Calif., who became an internet sensation thanks to his sultry cilantro-chopping ways.
His talent was showcased by the restaurant's owner's daughter Rebecca Castañeda, who posted a nearly three-minute-long video on Twitter of Rogelio chopping a huge batch of coriander like there's no tomorrow. According to Rebecca, the video was first posted on Snapchat and received crazy feedback of people who found it satisfying.
So many people messaged me on Snapchat on how satisfying this video was. Twitter, I’m gifting you the video of Rogelio chopping cilantro. pic.twitter.com/tvY5m5ffU7— Rebecca Castañeda (@atomic_era) January 4, 2018
Originally, the video was filmed so that people at Chipotle get schooled on chopping cilantro. "I recently transferred to state and moved to San Diego and I got a job at Chipotle," explained Rebecca. "My dad made me originally record this video to send to my manager, so they can see how 'chingones' chop cilantro."
Almost 5 million views later on Twitter, Rogelio has been crowned #CilantroBae or #CilantroPapi, whatever floats your boat.
The Twitterverse is already obsessed!
That’s enough cilantro for like, a month, right??— sarah (@s_cashhh) January 4, 2018
Def showed it to my bf because the cut was so satisfying!!
Rogelio can chop my cilantro any day— Anita Migna (@anitamigna) January 5, 2018
GIRL! I was just about to tweet “I can smell this video and it smells like heaven.” I bet his hands smelled like cilantro for days after that 😍😍😍— Nuthin but a T thang (baby) (@FletchSaidThat) January 5, 2018
I need more Rogelio videos in 2018— Jack (@thesaltydoge) January 5, 2018
That sound 😩 pic.twitter.com/xlET8NQiWQ— C.✨ (@PuffCassie) January 5, 2018
I just spent 2 minutes of my life watching Rogelio chop cilantro....and I'm not sorry— @RumAndDiabetes (@rumanddiabetes) January 5, 2018
We need more videos of him chopping stuff!!! pic.twitter.com/axxAPvyNxM— Michael Larios (@michaellarios07) January 5, 2018
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