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Hot Joy

1014 S. Alamo St. (Beauregard St.) Send to Phone
210-368-9324 | Menu
Hot Joy is a funky-Asian pop-up made permanent in a crazy-Asian setting.

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Lunch & Dinner daily
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Hot Joy, San Antonio, TX

Hot Joy Restaurant Review

: Call Hot Joy the renegade love child of the nearby and unconventional The Monterey where it began its rebellious existence as an unpredictable pop-up. The kung fu d├ęcor (one wall was painted by a tattoo artist, and there are booths that evoke dens of delightful iniquity) is delirious, and the menu follows suit, beginning innocently enough with a riff on banchan before moving on to other small plates such as smashed cucumber with lime chutney and coconut milk, and charred eggplant with dried shrimp and fried egg. Twice-fried chicken wings with crab fat caramel are addicting, while a pork belly dish with black curry and pork blood only sounds (and looks) scary. We would give a pass to the fried rices (unless you're a Spam fan), but that's it in the way of warnings. A huge selection of Rieslings and an inventive dessert list support the menu, which ushers one out with the likes of black sesame ice cream alongside griddled banana cake.



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