Financial Times – At Home

Mahanta Shrestha could not be more grateful for what Britain has done for him. “I came,” says the Nepalese restaurateur and beer manufacturer, “40 years ago — with nothing — from Kathmandu to work as a chef. This country gave me everything.”
He has just picked me up in his Mercedes and, having parked it in the driveway of his six-bedroom detached house in Ealing Broadway, shown me to what he calls his family room. We are sitting on plush sofas at one end, while at the other his wife, Amika, is making “masala”, spicy tea. The room overlooks the back garden — at the centre of which is a manicured lawn dominated by a large black stupa imported from Nepal. When I compliment him on his garden he says with a smile, “I have a very good gardener.”
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