Indomie onigiri is Jakarta's latest social media food fad, after Indomie doughnuts

The creative take on the popular instant noodles is available at Indonesia's convenience store chain K3 Mart.
The creative take on the popular instant noodles is available at Indonesia's convenience store chain K3 Mart.PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/K3MART.ID

There is now a new way to eat popular instant noodle brand Indomie, thanks to inspiration from Japan.

Meet the Indomie onigiri, which is exactly what it sounds like: The savoury noodles wrapped in seaweed in the shape of Japanese rice balls.

The creative take on the popular instant noodles is available at Indonesia's convenience store chain K3 Mart, and is the country's latest food fad on social media.

Photos and videos of the onigiri have gone viral on social media platforms, including Instagram.

K3 Mart owner Richad Stanlay came up with the idea of creating onigiri made of Indomie, reported local media outlet Kompas.com.

A chef for K3 Mart then executed his idea, shaping the fried instant noodles and wrapping it with seaweed. It is priced at 10,900 rupiah (S$1) each.

"This is spot on for me," said Mr Richad, who added that he was inspired by his love for Indomie.

The convenience store chain produces 100 of these onigiris every day, and they sell out quickly, the Jakarta Post reported on Wednesday (June 13).

In May, it was reported that fried Indomie doughnuts were being sold in Australia.

The fried doughnuts were the result of collaboration between Indomie Australia and a doughnut shop in Sydney called Donut Papi.

The doughnuts, which came with a packet of sambal for extra spiciness, were available for only two days of the month.

At least three cafes and bakeries in Jakarta have also reportedly come up with similar doughnuts, according to the Malay Mail.

Cafe X Coffee sells the doughnuts with toppings, including melted sliced cheese and beef bolognese sauce, while bakery Tot Aw sells six different flavours of the doughnuts.