As a Canadian, I gotta have my daily dose of mustard. When I make a sandwich, when I have a burger, a pogo etc. You just gotta have mustard.
Let me warn you something about Japan. When a Japanese person asks you in broken in English "do you want mustard". RUN!. Naw, not really.
You don't need to run, but you should be aware it is a mistranslation. What they mean is do you want "karashi". Karashi is actually a type of mustard plant, but it is not the same breed of mustard that you can find in Canada. It is very spicy and nowhere near alike. Thus you will be very disappointed if you accidentaly are given it.
You see, mustard is a nice sweet, mustardy taste (there isn't even another English word I can use to describe it because it IS its own flavor)
< This is mustard. It is made by a company called HEINZ. Which is a wonderful Canadian company that makes a large variety of food (at least Canadians think it's a Canadian company, till someone pointed it out to me)opps. The funny thing is you can find HEINZ ketchup in Japan, but I have yet to find mustard (except for this one). Yes folks, its the real deal. 100% real imported heinz mustard.
This can be found at a Hawaiian burger joint in LALAPORT.
The moment I saw this I was in heaven. It has been 3 years since I had a bite of the beautiful yellow cream from the lords above
I over loaded my burger with it knowing I wasn't going to get to taste this for the next 3 years (or till I come back to that store)
The only other time I found "mustard" in Japan was...well the time I was let down and very angry. I found a tube of what was labeled as "mustard". It was tsubu mustard, the kind where it has the seeds still in it. I thought it would do, since I gave up trying to find heinz mustard here. I bought it and rushed home to eat my raw ham sandwich with a truck load of mustard sprayed on top.
I took my first bite and my face and eyes turned red and began to water. KARASHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!! CRAP!. It was not mustard but karashi. The front English label was in romaji and katakana labeled as mustard (sometimes Japanese fk with English because it is cool). I turned the box around to find labeled on the ingredients "karashi". Not a single drop of mustard was in there. :(
So be careful. And stock up on your mustard (or other condiments that you love and might not have in Japan).