When I heard that a friend of Yang’s got a husky pup, I was excited and wanted to meet him! You know how cute and small husky pups can be – Julius is about 6 month’s now, and is a pedigree breed from a famous husky breeder, Hubert’s family line (Kenzo x Thelma are his parents) and he’s gonna BE A STUD (in his mom’s words, hahaha).
I asked Jess to pick a dog-friendly cafe and she very nicely arranged for dinner at Kith Cafe, which was relatively near me – I’ve always wanted to try Kith Cafe but the outlet Dhoby Ghaut was a little boring for me – their new outlet at Quayside Isle sees Brussel & Sprouts and Saint Pierre as its neighbors – it’s my first time to Quayside Isle, and I was surprised by how easy it was for me to find parking, their informative website with instructions on how to get there complete with parking rates. For the uninitiated, it’s inside Sentosa Cove, so you have to pay entrance fee to get into Sentosa unless you stay at Sentosa Cove (lucky you!) or you get a resident to get you.
Even the parking lot walls are turquoise! *_* Loved the spacious lots!
Information off their website:
The Quayside Isle is clean, new, dog-friendly (at least Kith Cafe is!) and also baby friendly! They have lots for families as well as diaper stations etc. They even have Jason’s Supermarket (no doubt for the residents at Sentosa Cove)! I think it’s a nice place to check out, chill out and I’ll definitely return with my girls some day! You know how much we love brunch.
Kith, at Quayside Isle.
Anyway, I was all up for a carbo-laden dinner before I go on a juice cleanse diet (aka detox) from all the junk I’ve been eating from my trip (Ying said Japanese food is healthy food – but I’ve been eating cup noodles, lah!) and it couldn’t come more timely! I’ve been thinking of going on a detox to improve my skin condition as well – for some reason I keep getting pimples on the sides of my face no matter what products I use – It’s been getting better, but still oily and new pimples still pop up randomly, much to my annoyance. I believe it’s high time I tried a detox to aid recovery as well, so yep! I’ll talk more about that later.
Where were we? Oh. Food. FOOD.
Kith Cafe serves breakfast till 5pm, and had a good selection of breakfast – they’re pretty popular for their eggs benny, I believe! I NEED TO COME BACK AFTER THE DETOX. *nudges Yina, Jayne, Tricia & Eve*
Earl Grey Lavendar Orange Tea for $6.50, or you could just go for plain water. I liked the tea. I’m a tea person, no doubt about that.
Fries with Mayo dip. Not too bad! But I ordered a pasta main so I stayed off these.
Calamari. I found it very chewy, but the husband thought it wasn’t too good. I like that the batter wasn’t too thick, but I wished it came with a tartar dip instead!
The husband’s dish. Gamberoni, I believe? It’s King Prawns with Kaffir Lime … and some other ingredients I didn’t recall. RESTAURANTS, ALWAYS HAVE YOUR MENUS ONLINE PLEASE.
Jess’ Vongole… with more Chilli.
And my Vongole in White Wine Sauce ($19) with a poached egg (add $2) on top! I loved the poached egg!!! It was the perfect way to end my pasta. I cannot resist eggs.
We didn’t order a huge selection, but I finished every single morsel on my plate (except the garlic and chillies, I took ’em off my plate). I think it was nice, the clams had no fishy taste and it wasn’t too salty – everything was done just nice to me! Could probably use a bit more punch, but it was satisfying – I’ve always been a noodles person.
The Tiramisu was nice to me too! We ordered one for the two girls to share – I didn’t choke on the powder, which was a good thing! It was creamy, and just wet enough – could have done with a bit bit bit more flavor, but that’s a personal preference!
Waiting for the doggie pics? Heh. Here’s Julius the husky’s adult looking mug!
… Actually he’s just 6 months old and still very boyish and playful, heh!
He was kindda niappish – still under going training classes, but so far he’s quite smart! I’d say that if you want a husky… please read up on how to handle these dogs, because if you’re a first time husky owner their antics can shock you. They are famously temperamental, and stubborn – as well as a one way ticket if you let them loose (not all, of course. there are some well trained ones, but generally they are like that.) They are very friendly to kids and a lousy guard dog – and they are adventurous, they bite everything and they love digging through gardens. (Again, not all, but a general trait). Expect to have a pretty frustrating first few months while your huskies get used to you and respect you as the alpha before it will behave the way you want him to. A husky can grow pretty big, so you do have to keep things away from their reach. They are strong, so you have to have some strength to keep them around when they start sprinting after cats in the neighborhood.
Okay very lohsoh, I’m sorry, but all I wanted to say is, don’t adopt a husky just for their looks, please. A LOT of them get abandoned because people think that they cannot be trained – but the truth is they just cannot handle huskies. Please consider to adopt or foster before deciding to buy. Or at least, purchase from a reputable breeder (which can go up to the thousands) and not a puppy mill. I made the mistake of getting my dog from a puppy mill and I regret supporting the puppy mills 9 years ago. I’m sorry : ( But I love my dog, ah!
Okay, I’ve digressed. Jess is a great owner and I’m sure Julius will be a happy stud-to-be! *coughs*
Doggie talk aside – Quayside Isle is beautiful, and it’s a little darker than I imagined it to be but still illuminated by the ships on the dock and the Christmas lights. I did’t get any mosquito bites so… THAT’S A GOOD THING! The sea breeze was cooling – it had jus rained and it wasn’t too humid at all.
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hic’Juice – Raw + Organic + Cold Pressed
A little more about the hic’Juice detox I’m doing – Juice detoxes are in, I can tell you that! I was noticing the number of juice bars in USA! And hic’Juice is the first to bring this detox + delivery service into Singapore, so that you can get your detox done in the comfort of your own home and not have to think about what to drink or where to find your drink the next day!
3 days of Reboot.
I’ve been wanting to do a detox again for some time. When I stayed off sodium, picked healthier carbs and did a detox, I felt that I was less fidgety (ADHD much) and could concentrate better – all these did wonders for my work and blogging – these days I feel lethargic easily and I am in serious need of some concentration to churn out all the entries + work backlog! It’s Christmas season and everyone’s rushing to do something these few weeks!
All juices are freshly made in Singapore with the freshest ingredients – and certified (stamp, chop!) by a nutritionist – who is none other than my bff’s mom, Dr. Doreen Tan whom I respect + look up to and is the main reason why I picked this detox plan over others. I trust her, simple as that! The juices are freshly made and non-pasteurized, so they are delivered just the night before you start your detox plan and are fresh for up to only 3 days. What does that mean for me? NO PROCRASTINATION. Once I’m on it, I HAVE to finish it, in 3 days!
Keep in fridge! In fact, make space for it! There’s a total of 18 heavy glass bottles – glass bottles are the best – and you’ll need to make sure your fridge has space for them!
There are 6 labelled bottles of juices in a day for you, and hic’juices + tea/water will be all you’re ingesting – drinking plenty of water aids your body in flushing out the toxins so you shouldn’t take in junk food to build it up again. I know it’s difficult for a carb lover like me, and it takes a lot of determination to complete even a short 1 day detox – but just timely – I have tonnes of backlogs to clear and will only be heading out for a short errand tomorrow, so for these 3 days… PLEASE DON’T ASK ME OUT. Hahaha. Till Thursday la, okay?! I can do it! Or rather, WE CAN DO IT! I don’t know what Tham is doing it for, that woman is so skinny – but okay, good to have a partner you know! Misery loves company, ahhahaah. LET’S GO LET’S GO!
Day 1, Starto! Ikimashou!