This post isn't about culture shock in a bad sense, it is about the no mess ketchup with mustard packets that they give you when you buy corn dogs from the convenience stores.
One thing you should know, ketchup is pretty obsolete here. If you go to McDonald's or any other fast food place in Japan (at least the ones I've gone to anyway), you gotta enjoy your fries without ketchup. Though some Japanese burger places do sell their fries with seasoned salts.
When you go to the Japanese convenience stores, you can buy corn dogs. They call them "big American dog" or "American dog". The Japanese have obviously not seen the Costco hot dogs---though they do have Costcos here. (I should've checked out the hot dogs when I went there...)
So this packet comes with your corn dog and it is super easy to use and your hands don't get messy nor do you have to try to tear open the packet of ketchup or mustard with your teeth.
Just grab the sides and squeeze.
I love the fact that the packet has the grainy mustard in it! If you don't like mustard or don't like ketchup, too bad, it comes together.
And these corn dogs are only 105 yen (less than a US dollar!).
Though the texture of the weiner is quite soft, I sometimes buy a corn dog for lunch when I feel the need for some comfort food.
p.s. I just had the American dog at Starbucks...it came with messy, bite the packet with your teeth ketchup, a smidge of mustard on the bun, and quite a bit of sauerkraut and fried onions. The weiner's outside is nice and crisp, when you bite into it you can hear it pop...delicious.