Resep : Keto Mac and Cheese

Overweight is the first world-class-problem for female! Semua orang ingin punya badan ideal baik dengan exercise maupun menjaga asupan makan. 

I think for the past 15 years, saya pribadi banyak dengar metode diet, dari food combining, diet berdasarkan golongan darah, GM diet, terakhir Ketogenic diet yang tidak makan karbo.

yang tidak tahu apa itu Ketogenic diet – as ussual – googling it 😉

Saya, walaupun overweight, tidak ikut diet2x itu. Ngga disiplin! 

Si bule temen saya sepedahan, Manda, menerapakn keto diet dan loss 8kg within 2 months (or was it one?) Salah satu makanan keto yang dia suka post, Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese. jadi makaroni diganti kembang kol. kebutulan  hidangan itu dia jual juga.

karena belum sempat mesan, kemaren saya bikin sendiri. resep aslinya dari sini.  

Kalau saya tulis lagi dan sesuaikan dengan kearifan lokal :


  • 1 kuntum bunga kol, rebus sebentar jangan layu.
  • Heavy cream 250 ml dimana saya campur 125 ml heavy cream + sisanya susu full cream.
  • 1.5 sdt dijon mustard (kalo rumahnya di Bintaro, boleh minta…banyak banget hahahah)
  • 1 sdm cream cheese merk Yummy (hitungan 2 ons cream cheese sekitar 55G atau 1/5 dari 1 pak creamcheese Yummy)
  • 1/8 bubuk bawang putih diganti 1 siung bawang putih, keprel, rajang halus
  • 1/4 sdt merica hitam
  • Keju parut sesuka hati (saya pakai mozarella dan white cheddar cheese. Resep asli pakai cheddar cheese, teman saya manda pakai parmesan. Baca literatur sih,mozarella cheese isinya ngga dosa-dosa banget kayak cheddar hehheheh)

How to

  • dalam panci kecil, panaskan heavy cream sampai panas tapi jangan sampai mendidih. 
  • Masukkan cream cheese, bawang putih, mustard, merica. Lalu keju parut sampai meleleh.
  • Masukkan kembang kol yang sudah direbus terlebih dahulu
  • tuangkan ke pyrek 16cm x 16 cm. Saya pakai pinggan tahan panas merek Glasslock, soalnya ada tutupnya. Bisa langsung dibawa kantor.
  • Sebarkan sisa parutan 

  • Panggang di oven 200 degrees selama 15-20 detik 

Ganz einfach und SehrLecker ! 

Bandung Trip – Last day 

Day 3
I woke up with a purpose, run the entire Jalan Juanda a.k.a Dago which means I run all the way up….and ended my run in the famous kupat tahu Gempol (a mix of rice cake, tofu, sprout beans showered my peanut sauce) as well as Roti Gempol which is located behind the Kupat Tahu .

It was also a nice decision, the air was even cooler, and I saw a pretty neat pedestrian street. RIdwan Kamil really means what he said when he became city major : “memanusiakan Kota Bandung”

After close to Simpang Dago, I made a turn, strolling the street in Dago Area with big, beautiful old houses! i wish one of my relatives live there so I can visit or stay 😉

bagus banget ya rumah-rumah tua dan luas di Dago. 

Well, unfortunately, the famous ROti Gempol opened its store at 9 am and it was only 8-something.  so I only had Kupat Tahu Gempol for breakfast! 

To make story short,

We took 3 pm train back to Jakarta and I saw tooooooo many motorcycles in Cikampek area! Must be very macet

A bientôt, Paris….
….van java!  

Bandung-Day 2

i woke up early with a purpose: I must run in Bandung!
And it was a best decision ever! (Lebayy!)

the very fresh mountain breeze! pantes namanya Paris Van Java, even in 2017 where climate- global warming-issue, the air is still cool, just like spring time in sub-tropical countries. It must be even cooler back in 1800-‘s during Dutch Collonial era.

this was my route, 

Rute lari
and I took a pic with its famous landsmark, whispered : “sorry, I can’t make it for Pocari-Bandung Half Marathon the end of this month” 

The BIB recently sold, if you are wondering.

When I want to take my pic with the whole word of GEDUNG SATE, I asked pak Satpam to take my pic!  With so many visitors, they know what to do with your phone! 
“ibu diam aja di situ! jangan gerak

(Stand still, don’t move)

turn out he use “panaroma” mode to take this pic! BIg applause pak Satpam.

later, we took Grab Car service  to Hummingbird Cafe to have breakfast.

And little walk to The Heritage (factory outlet)  because #1 to do some shopping, back to hotel and went to Lina’s wedding.

Around 1 pm, Teh Molly picked us up on the wedding venue.  It was our second time meeting each other in person. We were friend from blogspot era (that was in 2006 I guess)- multiply-and although she doesn’t write anymore, yaaa masih temenan lah di Path dan instagram. She took, Trixie, her daughter with her. 

She drove us again to Happy-Go-Lucky, i wanted to buy the shoes and eat Pompidou cake again.

And of course, strolling around the city to find the famous Blue Jersey from PERSIB BANDUNG

later we had Cwie Mie for late lunch, 

belanja kain di pasar for her new handicraft items to be sold (pada tau Shibori?) and dropped us to hotel, then picked us again for dinner time.

We had Nasi Kalong, red rice cooked with herbs and stock with so many lauk pauk.

an open air restaurant runs by a family. 

i love this city for having so many independent entrepreneurs! a lot of ma-pa shops. not the franchise ones!   

Later we called off the day with Bandreks and Bajigur!


ayah sayadan ibu saya bertemu di Pekanbaru dan menikah di kota tersebut. kota tempat ayah saya lahir dan besar. saya dan adik-adikpun lahir di sana. hampir seluruh keluarga mereka di sana. oh, alm ibu saya lahir dan besar di kota sekitar 5 jam dari Pekanbaru. bisa dibilang, seumur hidup mereka saat itu, ada di Pulau Sumatra.

 Pertengahan tahun 80’an, ada tawaran untuk pindah ke ibukota. Orang tua saya berangkat mencari kehidupan baru. walaupun tidak mulai dari nol, mereka bisa dibilang berjuang berdua. karena memang, tidak ada siapa siapa di tanah Jawa yang mereka kenal. Mungkin bisa dibilang Jakarta “kampung” saya, karena memang saya dibesarkan di kota ini. 

But somehow, right now, I don’t enjoy being here.

Waktu dengar lagu Ed Sheeran ini, saya berasa beda. I’m not his big fan or what so ever, though I enjoy his music very very much!
Rasanya saya ingin mudik…

Namun bukan ketempat dimana keluarga besar orang tua saya berada dan kota kelahiran saya. Saya tahu, ibu saya sebenarnya ingin saya “mudik”. 

….. take me back to when I
Found my heart and broke it here

Made friends and lost them through the years
And I’ve not seen the roaring fields in so long, I know I’ve grown
But I can’t wait to go home…

Akankah semesta merestui

Short trip: PARIS…

…van Java


last friday, I went to this city for a colleague’s wedding and took train because I predicted the “arus balik” will be horrible in Cikampek. This weekend marked as the last day of Eid Fitri holiday. Thus, to anticipate the situation, I opted for train.

i had a very pleasant experience with our long haul train for the past one year (it started with my Semarang trip and amazed how the system is significantly improved even though I have read the book about former KAI CEO!)

So there I was, taking train again…to Bandung after 15 years! Oh em geeee!

i remembered it has been  THAT LONG because when I wrote this post, it was inspired when KA Parahyangan ended its service in 2010 due to low passangers rate. they lost competiton with Jakarta-Bandung travel car that could commute people  in 2.5 hrs and the dispatcher is just one step away from your house.taking train to bandung at that time was impractical. since getting to Gambir is another homework.

Salah satu kebijakan pemerintah yang membuat kemacetan tambah parah!” I must say.nowadays, driving car to Bandung via Cikampek then Cipularang is non-sense.It took 7 hours for me to get to Bandung when my uncle passed away last April. crap!

My friends who have to commute Jakarta-bandung pp every weekend said having a-3 hour-trip is luxurious now. It could take up to 6 hours one way for approx 200km. ewwww! 

I guess the government should established regular Jakarta-Bandung again! It waste of time and money!


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 Anyway…i must say, thank you Uber and Grab Car :)), our Bandung Trip was hassle-less even though we don’t have car.

we stayed in The Luxton bandung and had room with mountain view. 

owh, finally! We had proper visit to Bandung! Ha! Seriously, even the city was only 200++ km away from our house, we barely visit this city. even when we did, it was mainly because family-related issue. Wedding or funeral that required one-day trip. last time we did stay in Bandung was 2.5 years ago and only stayed over night when I participated in Tahura Trail Run.

And…though I barely visit this city, and it has been 15 years since I took train to Bandung, the wonderful view between Purwakata – Cimahi brought back memories.
nothing change much, but of course there’s tol cipularang as additional view. 

Day One

first thing after we drop our bags, we were strolling the famous Jalan Juanda. I remembered once, the city major, Ridwan Kamil, get pissed of on his INstagram account due to littering on one of those benches in Dago area. now, I had the chance to see what jalan Dago looks like with those tables and chairs along in the pedestrian path. 

We had lunch near by! it is Bandung anyway! good food is literally EVERYWHERE

later that night! finally! i met May in person as she had her homecoming trip this Lebaran. hamdallah! After all those blog commenting and conversations via whatsapp, between Kuala Lumpur and jakarta (errr, Tangsel) we met in Bandung, her hometown! thank you May for the treats and talks. it is always nice talking to you!

  she gave me a broken white hijab with KL landmark printing on it. nice

Anyway, We visited Pompidou, a bakery which is owned by my friend’s sister.

 once I ordered its Nastar Cake , sent it to Jakarta and it was very tasty! 

owh, the bakery is now temporary located inside Happy-go-lucky, a boutique, where you can find cute bags, shoes and clothes! All made in Bandung by local designers! *BIG Applause*

Aslik…. lucu lucu bangetttt

To be continued….

PS : one of my Malaysian friend why it is Paris Van java. the explanation is here 😉 

lebaRide and Kerbau Story

first of all! 

Taqaballahu Mina wa Minkum

How’s your Ramadhan and Eid Fitri? Don’t we enjoy one week holiday? 

This year is my third lebaran without my mom and first in our new tiny  nest. nevertheless, it is always special. My big family is welcoming a new member, since one of my cousin got hitched  5 days before Eid Fitri (yes, in Ramadhan).

Her fiancé’s mother was very ill and they decided to get married in the hospital with her brother as  a wali (their father passed away 15 years ago),  still using his doctor uniform. her mom in law passed away 5 hours after that. What a dramatic situation.

Anyway, Like any Indonesian (or may be Malaysian) do,  we were having a  family gathering on second day of Syawal. this year it was held in Serang (lucky, traffic was oke, only 1.5 hrs drive from Bintaro and 1km traffic jam before the gate).

That is a pic of us! in case you are interested, which ….I doubt! Hahahahah. 

also, probably the last pic of us in that house, because…my maktuo will likely to sell her asset. none of her children live in that city anymore.

On the third day, after I had enough with ketupat, rendang, bakso, opor ayam, etc! I need to kill those fat, then I went to Sentul again with my  bike. traffic was still  nice. i tried different route this time.

the weather was very nice.

I ride with Amanda, a mix race female, she has lived in Jakarta for quite sometime though.

then, we saw this! Yes, a group of Kerbau.

Manda yelled:

“hey look! itu sapi!”

Me : “God fordemit! Those are not sapi!  those are kerbau, you know!”

manda : “what is Kerbau in English?”

Me: *while catching my breath after series of hilly climbing* “do we have to discuss now?”

manda : “why people melihara kerbau?

Me : “dulu buat bajak sawah before the tractor era. anyway, people DO eat the (kerbau) meat!”

manda : *freak out* hahahahahahah! 

PS : Kerbau is water buffalo in English! i just remembered it today. :))

Btw, this was the route.Cyclists refer   it as “loop  besar” with approx 15km and “Ah pong loop” with approx 5km. We did two loops.

tukang tipu!

Kemaren, Jumat 10 menit sebelum buka puasa, saya dapat telpon dari nomor ini.  jarang banget sebenarnya angkat telpon dari nomor  ngga dikenal (makasih lhoo telemarketing) nomor ini saya angkat Just because  nomornya 0811—telkomsel. saya pikir probably one of my friends in whatsapp group whose  number are not saved. Biar satu WA grup,  tidak semua member saya save  nomornya. Apalagi yang ngga akrab banget dan memang ngga ada urusan untuk japri, etc.


Ketina saya angkat, pihak sana mengaku dari Bank CIMB NIaga yang minta waktu karena ada perubahan tarif. Saya iya iya aja..

“Jadi tarif Go-Mobile mau  naik bu. Dari Rp 500/sms jadi Rp 150000 per bulan”


“Ibu setuju?”

“Ya ggak lah! mahal”

“Kapan terakhir memakai Go Mobile?”

“Sudah lama engga, error terus pas login” (enakan BC* karena counter party saya rata rata pakai BC*) 😀

“Kalau jarang pakai Go Mobile mending tarif lama aja bu. RP 500/sms, bisa tetap pakai tarif lama. tapi harus verifikasi data dulu”

“Oh oke” ( saya pikir saya harus lapor ke cabang)

“Username ibu apa?”

“Nama saya” ( kurang asupan gula 13 jam terakhir, mendadak bloon)

“Iya apa? Fitri atau yanti?”

“Ya nama saya”

“Enam huruf bu?”

“Ngga inget ih, mas! Telpon nanti aja”

“Harus enam huruf nanti dikirim kode verifikasi via sms”

“Ngga inget kalo gitu” (mulai curiga, kenapa ngurusin kode verifikasi! Ish  rejeki orang shaum). Saya langsung ingat bank CIMB Niaga cukup sering memperingatkan secara berkala nasabah untuk tidak memberikan informasi username atau password atau PIN via sms. biasanya memang saya acuhkan sms ini. pikiran saya “ya kalii saya bakal kasih”

Masih maksa-maksa minta user  name, saya bilang ngga inget.

langsung ditutup telponnya.

Ish, saya langsung merinding. langsung cek saldo Alhamdulilah utuh. soalnya sempat tercetus nama saya sebagai username. oh, ternyata begini modus mereka. 

Kebetulan jumat kemaren saldo memang di atas rata-rata (hail THR!), kan mau bayar zakat, THR satpam komplek, tukang sapu, bayar2xan naik kelas, dll. ngga kebayang kalau sempat terlena.

harusnya pas sadar saya mau ditipu saya bilang aja username  saya:

tanggo satu Papa Unicorn Lantai 0

(Read : T1pu lo) :-/


Beruang Aloha November Gajah Kilo Tiga



1/ of course, bank  ggak bakal nanya username and password nasabah. kalo keblokirpun harus urus ke cabang.

2/ naik bunga aja ngga  minta persetujuan nasabah  ( pukpuk yang punya KPR), apalagi naik tarif layanan… :))

So, becarefull guys! Bisa jadi ada permainan orang dalam yang pengen fraud (it happens). darimana dia tau saldo nasabah dan informasi kalau kita jarang log in pakai Go Mobile. jadi pasti ngga mau dibebani  tarif yang one for all.