Live From MSC Poesia: Kaito and Clowns

January 19, 2012 | By | 3 Comments

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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    3 Responses to “Live From MSC Poesia: Kaito and Clowns”

    1. Brian
      January 19th, 2012 @ 11:53 am

      Who knew clowns like sushi? But then again, maybe it does make sense, since some clowns have been known to pull dead fish out of their pants.

    2. Greg
      January 27th, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

      Sushi is not all raw fish. That is the biggest falsity. Your ignorance has caused you to miss out on the tasty cooked and vegetable varieties.

    3. Bob
      January 30th, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

      Second what Greg said. I loooooove sushi, but when I go out for it I rarely get anything that is raw. On the Poesia we accidentally received a Spicy Salmon Roll and it was fantastic! I normally refuse to eat raw salmon, sticking with the tuna, but both were very fresh! I did however order a tasty maki with tempura shrimp since they didn’t have a Spider maki! Next time try the Unagi (the Poesia actually had the best I’ve ever eaten), it’s BBQ Eel! Definitely not raw!

      LOL about the wasabi though, my friend’s Mexican father thought it was avocado the first time he had sushi ….

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