It’s been many, many months since I’ve eaten at Foodshop 45, partly because I’ve been a lot more careful about what I eat, partly because I’ve moved out to Ba Đình, and partly because Namaste Hanoi is better.
When I first relocated to Hanoi a few years ago—yikes, time flies—I went through a phase where I would eat food from Khazaana twice a week. A few bad meals later and I switched to eating almost exclusively at Foodshop 45, which at the time was excellent. I’m not sure what happened to the place but it’s mostly hit or miss for me these days; it’s not horrible but it’s no Namaste Hanoi, either. It’s good enough, and today was certainly a hit.