St. Thomas Sushi Iguana
Living on a ship for months at a time can sometimes cause you to miss certain cuisines. One that I miss a lot is sushi. While in the Caribbean I would go to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands once a week, and decided to spend a couple of bucks and go to a place I heard of called Beni Iguana’s.
A typical sushi experiences for me usually has me over ordering and getting a ridiculous amount of rolls. On this particular day I was dining with my friend Kelsey. At first I was going to order 5 different ”Big Rolls” but decided to cut it down a bit since there was only 2 of us and there was a section down at the bottom of the menu that said SPECIALS; that word sucks me in every time. So here was the order of the day:
Edamame – a Sushi staple
World famous mussels – in the “SPECIALS” section
Kahuna Roll – Smoked Eel, shrimp, & Avocado
Ecstacy Roll – (the name speaks volumes!) Crab, cream cheese, smoked eel, & Shrimp
St. Thomas Roll – in the “SPECIALS” section, Fried Shrimp Tempura inside, Smoked eel & crunchies outside
Topped off with a hot sake
Thanks to Beni, we had a great meal, especially with the World Famous Mussels. I love these things so much I bought a bottle of the special dressing to send home to my parents and Jay for some forking tastings. That picture says it all: 6 New Zealand Mussels (Giant size) steamed on the half shell with citrus sesame dressing, roasted sesame seeds and scallions. In one word, KILLER.
If you would like to see other pic of the sushi I had, check them out here.