Sushi bugs me. It’s raw fish, and, in my opinion, fish shouldn’t be raw. So, I grudgingly accompanied my travel companion to Kaito, the for-fee sushi restaurant onboard MSC Poesia.
If you’re like her, you’d have no trouble choosing something from the a la carte menu and getting down to business. If you’re like me, you’d struggle with the chopsticks for 10 minutes before giving it a go and accidentally drop a piece of your cucumber roll in the soy sauce, splashing it all over your white shirt before giving up and asking for a fork. Then you’d shove far too much wasabi into your mouth and realize too late that the only beverage within a 10-foot radius is hot tea.
At any rate, the sushi was ok. My friend raved about hers — a spicy salmon roll — but I had a much better experience with the teriyaki chicken, which was absolutely hands-down fantastic. I also highly recommend the green tea ice cream. Both were well worth the $15 they totaled. (My cucumber roll was another $3.50.)
Enter the clowns. Apparently they need to eat, too, because Trixie and Bella — two graduates of a clown college group onboard to celebrate the wedding of a fellow clown — needed to make reservations. They swept out of the restaurant as quickly as they had come, but they left red-nose stickers and stunned onlookers in their wake. In terms of cruise companions, maybe a bunch of clowns wasn’t exactly the British men’s rugby team I was hoping for, but it sure made me forget about my wasabi woes.
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