Inspiration Galore

In Nepal when you think of food connoisseurs the first name that comes to mind is that of Dubby  Bhagat. When you sit down  with him he will talk to you about the  good things in life, food and travel with so much zeal that you would want  to hop on a plane and explore the food in your new destination  like there’s no  tomorrow.

Hailing from an army background he first started his career with Desmond Doig, Jug Suraiya and a few others in the late sixties and early seventies with Junior Statesman.  He first came to Nepal to cover King Mahendra’s coronation in 1975 and it has been an eternal love affair ever since. He knows of a Kathmandu before Nanglos was conceived and where it still reeked of calm and old world charm. He’s seen those times when Gundruk (dried, fermented greens) would be hung in little bunches on the doors of people’s homes   to the present day restaurant frenzy especially in those little lanes of Jhamsikhel.

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Lukla holds a special place in his heart having invented a dish out of yak meat and wine on that terrain.  Another reason could be that the region is home to his mountain loving adopted son Rick Dorje Sherpa. He’s also Continue reading