Article By Jin and Francis
2F, Localand,Glorious Plaza, No.305, Keji Rd.
Average Price per Person /人均消费: 50RMB
Authentic vintage motorcycles. Not e-bikes. Not mopeds. Not anything in between. Real 50+-year-old BMW R60s and R70s, genuine boxer twin motorbikes from Berlin, Germany in a range of colors with iconic telescoping forks and toaster-over plates. If you are a bike enthusiast in Xi’an, this restaurant is a must-see.
But if you just want a healthy option for brunch, lunch, or dinner without giving up taste or atmosphere, L/one also delivers quality light fare in hefty portions at Glorious Plaza (Daduhui 大都荟).
We tried a wide range of food, including two salads. The salmon salad with pumpkin and kimchi was a mouth-pleasing combination of savory and spicy over crunchy lettuce. The sirloin steak salad with tomatoes included a hefty portion of avocado too. Besides their freshness, the salads were also quite sizeable, making them quite an excellent value in our opinion.
While we were digging into our salads, we also took some time to observe the environment. The restaurant’s color scheme is various shades of green: green plants, green menus, green placemats, green walls, green chairbacks – the list goes on. In the background a punchy jazz saxophone track reminded us to take it slow and resist the urge to devour our delicious lunch.
In addition, we enjoyed a sweet-salty-spicy fried rice with roasted chicken skewers. On top of the rice was a fried egg. On the side came pickled beans, cauliflower, and chili peppers to help cut through any oiliness from the rice. This was followed up with a sizeable meat plate with squid rings, ribs, sausage, chicken wings, steak, potato wedges, mini potato halves, and grilled tomatoes.
Finally, we received a chicken sandwich on massive black rye hoagie slices. Inside was a special sauce reminiscent of thousand islands dressing along with pickles, onions, and lettuce.
Where does the Glorious Plaza get its glory from? The bright lights and glitzy decorations certainly help draw in crowds of shoppers. But it’s the stores and restaurants like L/one that bring the scene its character and elevate the experience. L/one is an affordable option that boasts its own unique personality. The motorcycles are incredible eye candy. It is also worth mentioning that L/one has private rooms with presentation screens – call ahead to reserve.
Check it out and let us know what you think!
Jin and Francis are both teachers in Xi’an and we love exploring food. They can be contacted at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
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