Nunuk Nuraini, the woman behind Indomie’s iconic “mi goreng” flavor, has passed away at the age of 59.
According to BBC, Nuraini passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon. No cause of death has been disclosed.
Nuraini had worked as a flavor development manager at the popular Indonesian brand for nearly 30 years.
Ever since its inception in 1972, Indomie has become the most popular instant noodle brand in Indonesia. Though the brand now offers many different flavors, “mi goreng” remains its most iconic flavor, gaining worldwide popularity.
Tributes popped up all over social media to commemorate Nuraini’s legacy. Many called her a “visionary” and a “legend for Indonesians.”
A visionary who truly made the world a better place RIP 🙏🏽🌹https://t.co/MSn8yeOo1x
— UNCLE P (@PasqualeLDN) January 29, 2021
we just lost Mrs. Nunuk Nuraini, the genius flavor developer of people’s beloved instant noodles ‘Indomie’ today. may her soul rest in love and her legacies will definitely forever live on. you are truly a legend for indonesians. pic.twitter.com/IDn8M682a2
— gustirapi (@gustirapi) January 27, 2021
The flavor developer of our beloved indomie, ibu nunuk nuraini, has just passed away today, 2.55 pm local time. Her legacy will always be remembered. Thank you for the flavorful indomie, bu, may you rest in peace 🖤 https://t.co/YyYuF7pyy3
— tami (@harunocloud) January 27, 2021