By Grace Summers
Looking for some dan dan noodles, dumplings, or pan fried vegetables? Hot Pan provides authentic Chinese food right in downtown Batavia.
While being in a small town like Batavia, Hot Pan adequately suites our quaint town. Hot Pan is nothing extraordinary but meets the quota.
Although Hot Pan allows a quick, easy take-out option the restaurant is also an option as you enjoy the Asian influenced setting inside while dining. On Monday around 4:30 pm, the restaurant was completely silent without any background music and the restaurant had no other customers. Hot Pan was dimly lite with a few hanging metal lanterns and had an odd musky and wet smell. With only one person serving and attending the restaurant, the food arrived in a timely manner. We ordered beef dumplings and chicken lo mein. Splitting both dishes between two people, the portions were filling. A flavorful sesame seed sauce complimented the dumplings nicely while the lo mein had a ginger and peanut sauce. Our meal was a little overpriced ending up being a total of $17.81, with tax.
In general, Hot Pan is a good place to sit down and enjoy some authentic Asian food but is simply that: just good, nothing more.