Cravings, ravings and such

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 phố (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 phố, 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! 🙂

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14 Responses to Cravings, ravings and such

  1. simon says:

    wah, haagen dazs, cheesecake factory… really enticing us lah you 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Hehe…I did it on purpose…

  2. Patrick says:


    The Giddy Tigress says: Haha…not telling…YET.

  3. mott says:

    hello baby!!! I can see your spine!!

    Oo..the other day i made pho…so easy! very delicious!

    wah..ur pictures make me wanna make it again!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Wow…homemade pho??!! Send some over!

  4. jemima says:

    It’s not lunch time yet…………. my tummy is growling at the sight of the pho. *salivates*

    *waves at baby before exiting comment box* 😛

    The Giddy Tigress says: It’s so good, I think I can eat a bowl now too.

  5. huisia says:

    other than spine, i actually don’t know how to see the baby in detailed…haha…i was even confused when i look at my 3D scan.

    hey, being pregnant woman always has special treats oo…hehe..even had 2 servings of whipped cream. 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Oh yeah, I am like you…cannot really tell this from that…but I THINK I can recognize the thigh bone la.

  6. Pink Cotton says:

    haha so cute…
    where’s the baby’s head..
    are those the baby’s arms?? 😛

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yup, baby is doing a somersault.

  7. Paik Ling says:

    Great to see that baby’s spinal cord is all a-OK!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yeah, it’s beautiful, isn’t it?

  8. michelle says:

    Yummy…I missed PHO!!

    The Giddy Tigress says: We ain’t got this type of pho in Malaysia, huh?

  9. rinnah says:

    *squinting at baby’s photo*

    I can’t tell if baby is a boy boy or a girl girl, but I think baby looks to be growing nicely and healthily, hor? 😀

    The Giddy Tigress says: Hope you didn’t have to use glasses to see!

  10. you made me all hungry,with those food pics.and its 3am here right now !!!

    I am always poor at looking at beanie’s pic. But hi there, little beanie !! Hope to meet you soon!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Oh, I’m also not good at looking at beanie’s pic….

  11. jazzmint says:

    wahh..sedapp LOL.

    I can see beanie’s backbone 😉

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yeah, that is pretty amazing, isn’t it?

  12. Irene says:

    yoo… sedap, itu cheese cakes, fuhlamak!
    yeah, i can oni recognise bb backbone… hehe!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Now I am craving cheesecake again!

  13. ehon says:

    ooooh!! hi baby! 😀

    pho is my favourite-est of my favourite noodles ever!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Do you get to eat it in Australia?

  14. iamthewitch says:

    Ohhh Hi to the baby! He must be enjoying himself with his double dose of whipped cream, I say! 😛

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yeah, I’ll bet….though I am not confirming if it is a he or she yet! 😛

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