The main meal costs R100 a head and consists of noodles in a chilli-chicken broth, as well as fried chicken dishes prepared in three styles – sweet and sour, savoury and chilli. They come with pickled mushrooms, cucumber with fennel, Chinese rolls and sauces/dips. Glory calls it a full chicken box. They prepare a half chicken for two people, and a whole one for four diners and more. The chicken is sustainably sourced and comes straight from the farm to the table.
The warm, soft noodles in a chicken broth were refreshing, had a slight chilli kick and a great aroma. The beautifully presented dish looked deceptively simple but was packed with flavour. The taste builds up with every scoop into the noodle bowl, with each spoonful tasting better than the previous one. Before you know, you’re done. It’s satisfying but leaves enough room for the chicken treat.
The sweet-and-sour portion is served in soy sauce and sprinkled with sunflower seeds and deep-fried spring onion. There are a handful of other side dishes from which to choose, including seasonal pickles, steamed jasmine rice and coconut rice to green pancake, red sauce and more.
Other exotic treats on the menu include a southpaw salad, which consists of pickled pawpaw drizzled with chilli and lime. There’s also a Glory salad, whose base ingredient is hard cheese supported by greens and pickles. Glory’s “crackumeber” rounds off the salad dishes – pickled cucumbers with roasted sesame, soy, betel, coriander and chilli flakes.
If you go to Glory on your own, the chef will prepare one of the dishes that make up the standard meal.
For something sweet, Glory serves a mango and coconut ice cream.
There’s a bar. If booze is not your poison, juices, coffees and teas are available.
They take the time to explain the menu, how the dishes are constructed and prepared, and what goes into them. A 12% gratuity is automatically added to the bill.
Unassuming, laidback and inviting. The inspiration for the menu comes from Southeast Asia, from where Glory takes its décor cues and its streetfood vibe and feel.
Glory is known for its cool sound evenings and events. Its Facebook page is filled with alerts about upcoming events. It also doubles as an event venue.
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