In my previous post, I mentioned that my friend, Jimmy, picked us up upon arrival at the airport in Kuching and took us for a nice Italian lunch before going to the hotel to check in. Having got that settled, we dropped by his house…
…where he has been staying since he moved back to Kuching from Bintulu and this was my first time at his very comfy and tastefully-decorated home. Gee!!! Just look at how neat and clean his house is…unlike some single bachelor’s pad, living on his own! That’s typically Jimmy, I must say. Hehehehehe!!!!
And look at what he made for us for tea…
– his red velvet cake…
Gosh!!!! It was absolutely perfect – so very very nice that it took my breath way and left me completely speechless…
I’ve had it only a few times before and I thought what I had then were all very nice but sorry, those would come nowhere near Jimmy’s. It’s really that good, believe me!
He also baked me these to take home…
…and frankly, I was intrigued by the combinations – really strange bedfellows, I must say.
Who would have thought that salted egg yolk in rich butter cake…
…would be compatible but surprisingly, the tantalising hints of the salted egg yolks really enhance the rich butter taste of the cake so very well and bring it to a whole new level.
And that’s not all! His erotic…oops, I mean, exotic spicy chili prawn cake…
…was absolutely orgasmic, I tell you, and would leave you begging for more…more…more.
I’ve yet to try the other two but needless to say, they would be simply out of this world. I wonder when he will start taking orders for Chinese New Year… Wink! Wink!
Thank you so much, Jimmy, for everything. It’s been a while and it certainly was nice to see you again. Thanks for taking time off your busy schedule and thanks so much for the lunch treat…and most of all, for all those supercalifragilisticexpialidocious cakes.
33 thoughts on “Home sweet home…”
OMG, that red velvet cake, serious??? I will sure wallop the whole cake, haha xD
I would have done that too if not for the heavy lunch we had earlier.
Gosh! The cakes look uber good!!! Gonna check out his site…
All super-good. Too bad he’s not a blogger.
Nice house, very contemporary.
Very neat and very nicely done – I think he has cleaning on his mind as it looks like it’s cleaner-friendly. Some people’s houses are so cluttered with all kinds of decor, I would think cleaning will be a real nightmare.
Oh, he bakes so well. How I wish I can sink my teeth into it. Owh, a bachelor, one out of a billion that can keep the house so neat & clean. Who will be the lucky girl to marry him? Wink!!!!..Wink!!!!..
Yes, that special one would be sooooo lucky, that’s for sure – can get to eat nice cakes, nice food some more… 😀
I have to say this, OMG!!!! By looking at those picture, I bet you felt like ‘pampered’ like a VIP!! Is he a baker? He could bake, his house is neat and tidy… I mean, I thought man like him are non-exist. Hehe. Perfect choice to be your “menantu” lah. hehe. 😉
Yahor!!!! Then he can bake and cook for the FIL every day! Hmmmm….. 😀
The velvet cake wet my keyboard already
You like? All gone liao lor… Hehehehehe!!!! 😉
The cakes look great, have not made a red velvet cake in some time, but it’s something my mother makes quite often. She tends to make it more for others than for the home since people ask her to make that quite often.
I love a nice clean home too. Just like I have my favorite kitchen appliances I have my favorite cleaning ones too. I believe the steam mop and my hand held steamer are some of my favorites.
I like it clean but cleaning can be such a chore…and it never seems to end. 😦
We do not get really good red velvet here – in fact, we can hardly get any. I know one place that sells a small slice for over RM12.00. No, thank you… Daylight robbery…and I bet it is not half as nice as what my friend makes! I hear they do not even make it here – made in Kuching, frozen and sent over…re-baking it would certainly render it dry. Not nice anymore.
Nice to see a young man able to cook and treat his elders with respect . Must have been a lovely time for your family enjoying good company and good food!
Ummmm…elders? Me kah? Muahahahahahaha!!!! 😀
Wow, his house just like those showroom house, so different!!! =]
I noticed that he does not put stuff that needs dusting and wiping so it is much easier to clean and keep clean…and in our climate, the dust starts to settle right after you’ve got rid of it, so irritating.
Which is why my mom always said those little, little deco stuffs are there “gather” dust!!! =]
…and she’s right! Mum’s are always right…and dads too! 😉
Wow. Nice and comfy house. And beautiful cakes too.
O Me O My~~ May I get to know your Jimmy??? 🙂
Of course! Jimmy, meet Claire. She’s got a pretty daughter… Muahahahaha!!!!
wow, Jimmy!!! such a nice guy, tidy cosy house and he bakes!! phewit phewit, our Sibu Food Mayor didn’t recommend any girls to this diamond bachelor?? eg: your daughter?? hehe..
No lah… He knew my girl from small…like brother and sister and some said, based on his looks, they thought he was my son! 😛 You’re also a diamond bachelor, what..or gold…or whatever leh? Want or not? Come, let’s discuss the dowry… 😀
anyway, lovely cakes he has baked for you!! i love those small cakes especially, look at his handsome handwriting, an usual guy wouldn’t able to write so neatly right?? and i want to try that salted egg yolk cake and the chili prawns cake too!! special and exotic~~ LIKE!!!
Well, who knows…maybe one day you will…if you happen to hop over to Kuching. I can get you two acquainted. 😉
Wow! So many varieties of cakes. I have yet to try Red Velvet Cake. Your friend is very talented!
He is! And he makes everything seem so easy. I’ve yet to try baking cakes as I’ve this phobia – my wife kept telling me that everything must be absolutely precise, one little slip and the cake would be a disaster. That’s why I have never dared to try… 😦
Wow, he’s such a good baker…
He is…and a good cook too!
salted egg yolk cake would be one that i’d love to try!
Very nice…but the spicy chili prawn one was very very good too – all nice!
Wow, interesting flavors, i’d love to try all of them! His house looks yummy too LOL!
You wanna eat that too? @.@!
Spicy chili prawn cake? Salted egg yolk rich butter cake? Did he created these recipes himself? Boy oh boy, this friend of yours can really bake, huh. Sounds like he is passionate about baking. The velvet cake looks heavenly!
And he keeps his living room so neat and tidy. Kalah saya!
He said no, they’re not original but he did not say where he got those ideas from. Ya…I know girls can be real messy too. Hehehehehe!!! 😉
Wow…I like the Grey coat of paint , very Classy! Alamak…so much cakes…oily hor !
The good wind does not blow every day… My missus on strike now, not baking since her cakes for Chinese New Year turned out disastrous. 😦
Wow..assembling the 4 layers of velvet cake is not easy. It’s so beautiful constructed!
He baked four small ones, same size and put them together, so no need to cut and make a mess.
gosh, jimmy’s place looks really nice (10 times cleaner and more presentable than my own bachelor pad!), and since i don’t know how to bake cakes, his creations totally put me to shame. i should learn from him 😀
Oh? You’re available too? Wowwwww!!!! So many eligible men around eh? 😉 😀 Well, everyone has his own ways and style – you probably would not be comfortable at a place so neat and clean.
Whoa! That’s one *tall* red velvet cake. I wonder if he baked it sideways coz I’m sure that won’t fit into a small oven. It looks good though, different perspective.
I love the idea of a salted egg butter cake. It sounds good in my head, it’s worth a try!
Each segment isn’t that big…maybe 6 inches only…so he could bake 4 at one go. He’s got an oven big enough. In fact, he has another big one which he doesn’t use on normal days, only when Chinese New Year comes around. It was sooooooo good – I wouldn’t bother about any red velvet cakes anywhere else ever again.
Such a thoughtful guy! Can prepare few different types of cakes for you, can deco sui sui summore 🙂 That salted egg yolk cake seriously tempting me at this hour!
I agreed that his hall look so neat and cosy.
Yes, he’s always a great friend, such a nice guy! Always giving me stuff…ever since the time when he was teaching in Bintulu. Used to be my supplier of the best Bintulu cincaluk and belacan.
WOW, nice and neat and simple house, i like!
Wow again on the beautiful cakes!! I want to try that salted egg yolk cake, must be yummy!!
It’s something along the same line as those mooncakes, sweet and salty combined – the rich butter taste of the cake with a hint of that of the salted egg. Very nice!
WOW! That house looks amazing! The foods was a nice touch for take=home and that cake…OMG…heavenly!?
Friends are FUN!!!
Yes, what’s life without such good friends, eh?
Holy Moley, a four-story cake! He must be having a huge oven or something. So very nice of him to bake you all those calories, I mean goodies. :O
They were not big…maybe only 6 inches wide…so he could bake four at one go and heap them up with the cream. Saved him the trouble of cutting the cake – sometimes, not straight…can be quite messy.
a baker… that explains why his house is so neat… hehehe… bakers are supposing known to be neat in nature and precise! is he selling cakes?? they look fabulous leh… I m so goggling for a salted egg yolk and dried shrimp buttercake recipe if your friend is not selling… 🙂
LOL!!! Good luck! He’s actually a teacher. Baking is just a hobby.