It has never been my practice to “eat for two” when I am pregnant, but I tend to get hungry quicker now, which (I think) is my body’s way of telling me to eat when I do. Maybe it’s because the 2nd trimester is an “eating trimester”. So what do I do? I indulge, of course….!
Cheesecake has and always will be a love of mine, and I was ecstatic when I found out that we had The Cheesecake Factory here in San Jose. Well, I was kinda bummed when I found out it was already in existence several years ago when I was here, and I missed out on having cheesecake there then, so I had been bugging my hubby to take me there this time, torturing him with my rants of pregnancy cravings and whatnot.
My chance came last Sunday when we were in the vicinity of The Cheesecake Factory, and when we finally found the shop, I promptly stepped in to get a slice of yummy cheesecake. Any one will do, I thought. But I was spoiled for choice. I could feel my saliva glands going into overtime as I glanced at the menu and finally selected a slice of Lemon Raspberry Cream Cheesecake, which was packed in a jiffy, with TWO dollops of whipped cream to boot. My hubby and I were wondering why I was given TWO servings of whipped cream instead of one. Well, the only reason I could think of was cuz I was pregnant. Tee-hee.
I am SO going back there for more the next time!
And then, the next day, lunchtime saw hubby and I enjoying a delicious bowl of phá»‘ (Vietnamese beef noodles) at Pho Nam, one of the most popular haunts for Vietnamese cuisine. Then lunch crowd is humunguous, and if we get there a little bit late, we have to wait to be seated. ALWAYS.
But don’t you think it is SO worth it? The concoction of piping hot beef broth with smooth phá»‘, topped with basil, bean sprouts and chilli is so GOOD. We never get stuff as good as this in Malaysia, aitelyu.
My favorite is the tendon part, so I usually will choose the option that has that. We ordered the fried spring rolls too, which were served with fish sauce laced with shreds of carrot.
Very, very good indeed. It was something different from what we usually order, which is the UNFRIED and white spring rolls served with thick peanut sauce. Both types of spring rolls are so good, I wished they serve it combo style, so we could get the best of both worlds.
In any case, can you tell that I am absolutely enjoying all the food here? Well, I know for a fact that the baby in my tummy is…look at that amazing tumble-turn there! 🙂