MYCONBINI: BERLIN-BASED ONLINE SHOP FOR HIGH-QUALITY JAPANESE GROCERIES, DRINKS AND MORE DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR
Ramen is the perfect lockdown food: culinarily far removed from Berlin and yet warming, hearty and (if you like) vegan. And while the city offers countless killer ramen dishes to take away, if you do fancy trying your hand at making it yourself you’ll find everything you need at MyConbini, the online shop for all things Japanese. Founder and self-described Japan fan Fabian Weingart modelled the Berlin-based website on the country’s all-hours convenience stores (konbini) that bring together a variety of everyday groceries in one place. Fabian’s thoughtfully-curated selection includes staples like Kewpie mayonnaise and bonito flakes as well as tofu, soy sauce and umeboshi, with sake and Japanese whisky for liquid accompaniment. Stylish ceramics and high-quality chopsticks complete the experience. Amongst this huge range of products are high-quality ingredients for homemade ramen: organic vegan or meat-based broth, roasted sesame seeds, seaweed, miso paste and, yes, noodles. The latter come frozen directly from Japan – perfect for a special ramen night in.
Text: Eva Biringer / Photos: Luka Marshall Johnson