Indomie mi goreng creator dies

Nunuk Nuraini, created the Indomie mi goreng flavour said to have a global cult following. Photo: Twitter

Nunuk Nuraini, the woman behind Indomie mi goreng has passed away at the age of 59.

Nuraini worked as a flavour development manager at Indofood, which produces the product, for nearly 30 years.

Tributes have poured for Nuraini thanking her for her legacy.

Indomie, almost synonymous with instant noodles in Indonesia, has gone to become a favourite across South East Asia, even Australia, New Zealand and Nigeria. Offering many flavours, its mi goreng has remained the most popular.

Indonesian food company Indofood confirmed the news of Nuraini’s death on Wednesday to Indonesian media but did not confirm the cause of death. – Agencies