Today I discovered a gut goodness goldmine. A little shop and fermentation lab called Mimi Ferments in Berlin Moabit. For anyone into miso and fermentation it’s well worth a visit. There are hundreds of jars of different ferments, from big barrels to small glass jars with a fermentation time from 2 days up to 5 years!
Mimi Ferments opened in March 2018 and is run by Markus Shimizu, who got into fermentation because of his own health issues. Suffering with allergies as a boy, his family switched to an organic, vegan, whole foods diet as a means to improve his health. This made his allergies go away and his interest for the health aspects of food grow bigger. This naturally led him to fermentation.
“It makes me feel healthy and with quite a lot of energy. When I do not eat my regular diet for an extended time I feel like I lose this vitality” Markus says.
Mimi Ferments customers include top-class Berlin Restaurants but also private individuals who can buy his products in small portions from the shop in Stephanstraße 24, Moabit.
His bestseller is a Shiro Miso, a young fruit rice Miso.
Markus also teaches his techniques in workshops which are starting up again in August. For exact dates, keep an eye on the website where they will soon be published.