"Uh, you know that's ..."
Ryo stared at the bowl just set on the table, then at Shin, then the bowl again.
"I know exactly what it is, Ryo, I did order it."
Best to sigh. Only sigh. This was one last outing before flying back to Japan; he was not about to be the one to ruin it by causing a scene in (another) restaurant ...
"Fish aren't different here, you know."
"Well, yeah, but ..."
Shin sighed again.
"Look. Just because I love the sea doesn't mean I don't eat what's in it."
Besides, the chowder smelled heavenly.