Ace chef and television presenter Gordon Ramsay, who's known for his sharp tongue, was left with a bad taste in the mouth when he tried to humor an Indian Twitter user.
The bloke, Rameez, tweeted to Ramsay asking him to 'rate' his food photo. Just like many users do to invite supposedly hilarious insults from the celebrity chef.
But what ensued in this case was, umm, unsavory.
First, the user's tweet.
Medu Vada is a popular breakfast dish in southern and western India.
It consists of spiced lentil batter fried in doughnut-shaped dumplings, and is served with yellow sambar (lentil curry) and white coconut chutney (made of coconut pulp ground with other ingredients such as tamarind and green chilies.)
Then, came Ramsay's acerbic reply.
The dig was possibly made at the utensil on which the dish was served.
But it rubbed Indians the wrong way. Angry reactions surfaced in no time.
@GordonRamsay The food looks normal plate of Vada, Sambar and chutney. Unless you mean normal Indian food is only good for prison.
— Ashish Jena (@ashishjena94) April 6, 2017
@ndtv @GordonRamsay you never insult Indian food. You will never find anything tastier. Try going to prison to check the difference!
— Chirag Bedi (@cbedi0930) April 7, 2017
@GordonRamsay If you know how it tastes, you'll either learn how to cook it or commit a crime to get into that prison.
— sUrAj rApArLa (@suraj_raparla) April 6, 2017
@GordonRamsay Well at least this prison food tastes a lot better than your half cooked steak?
— ??INDIAN?? (@godhoonbey) April 6, 2017
@ndtv This looks like prison food from the images that have been set in people minds. How can anybody rate food without tasting it #gordonramsay
— Puneet Goyal (@puneetgo) April 6, 2017
Ouch! That escalated fast.