Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

The 20Somethings Take on Ramen 

Page 4 of 4

click to enlarge CASEY HOWELL
  • Casey Howell

Hot Joy

1014 S. Alamo St., (210) 368-9324,

We’re friends here, right? Well, we have a confession. Until this tour, we had never been to Hot Joy. Once for lunch, but that doesn’t count now that they they are only open for dinner and brunch. Once we were securely seated in our intimate booth for two, the ramen festivities began. We ordered to double miso ramen composed of shiitake sofrito, burnt garlic, oil, soft egg and baby corn. A delicious vegetarian bowl, until I added the pork belly (because, you’ve got to). Tender, flavorful, and filling — everything we’ve been searching for! Hot Joy’s menu wasn’t joking about the burnt garlic. The smell is intense, but the noodles absorbed the garlic flavor and the ramen satisfied.

Cost: Ramen prices range from $11.99 to $14.99

Who knew so many noodle bowls could contain such a wide range of flavor? While all the bowls put up a good fight, Nama Ramen and Kimura reign supreme on our top ramen list.


Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 8, 2021

View more issues


Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation