Offering Asian cooking as exuberant as its name, Hot Joy has made a resounding splash in Southtown’s restaurant scene. In a dining room resplendent in shades of Chinese red (including the chopsticks and the furniture), Hot Joy sets a merry tone. An egg roll here is barbacoa lumpia, delicious and über-crisp, with “burnt pepper jelly.” An excellent fried rice featured cumin-scented lamb. Informal but dedicated service completes a very appealing picture.
City: San Antonio