Nunuk Nuraini, the woman behind instant noodle giant Indomie’s iconic flavour has passed away at the age of 59.
Tributes poured out for Nunuk Nuraini, who worked as a flavour development manager at the cult favourite Indonesian brand for nearly 30 years.
Many thanked her for her “legacy”, one calling her a “non-cape wearing hero”.
Indomie has become almost synonymous with instant noodles in Indonesia, where many have grown up eating the popular brand.
But it has in recent years also become a global hit, finding popularity not just across South East Asia but also Australia and Nigeria .
One social media user called her the “Mother of Indomie”, adding that she created the “most beautiful work”.
According to local news outlets quoting Indofood – the company which owns the noodle brand – Nuraini passed away on Wednesday afternoon.
The reason behind her death was not clear, though a spokesman said she had “returned peacefully to Allah”.