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Traditional Japanese Hot Mustard

Karashi (芥子, 辛子, からし, or カラシ) is a type of mustard used as a condiment or as a seasoning in Japanese cuisineKarashi is made from the crushed seeds of Brassica juncea and is usually sold in either powder or paste form. Karashi in powder form is prepared by mixing with lukewarm water to a paste and leaving it covered for a few minutes.[1]

Karashi is often served with tonkatsuodennattō, and shumai.[2] It can be used as part of a dipping sauce when mixed with mayonnaise, called karashi mayonnaise or with vinegar and miso, called karashi su miso.[3]

It is also used to make pickled Japanese eggplant, called karashi-nasu.[4]

One of Kumamoto‘s best-known meibutsu is karashi renkonlotus root stuffed with karashi-flavoured miso, deep fried, and served in slices.

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