Established in 1950 in Escolta, this Chinese restaurant started out as a panciteria. They developed new products to add on to their menu. And it was their special recipe of fried chicken that became famous to the Chinese community in the Philippines. Now, after over fifty years, the third generation of the Ting family presents a new image and renames the restaurant as Classic Savory
Their latest branch is in Greenhills Theatre Mall where Dulcinea used to be. First Dulcinea in Robinson’s Galleria disappears now the Greenhills branch too. I wonder why? Anyway back to Savory. I remember when I was a kid eating Savory chicken was a treat because you’d have to go all the way downtown to buy it. Now I’m glad they are bringing Savory to the malls.
Savory’s fried chicken is different from the regular breaded fried chicken of Jollibee or KFC. Their chicken is marinated in a secret sauce and spices and then fried. As a result the skin is soft and juicy. I was a bit disappointed with the chicken I bought. When you take a bite with the skin on it’s good and flavorful but when you eat just the meat it’s tasteless. It’s like the marinade didn’t reach in to the meat. It was moist and juicy though. And their famous gravy tasted more like the fastfood chicken gravy. It didn’t taste like the original gravy.
greenhills theatre mall by night
Of all the restaurants in Manila and Hong Kong that I’ve taken pictures of this is the first restaurant that told me that it was forbidden to take pictures. I was glad that I was done taking pictures by the they told me about their policy.
a picture of the original savory in Escolta
This picture is blurry because I just took the picture from a passing waiter who had a shaky grip on the tray.
combo A P275
I would skip the fried rice. It wasn’t bad but any fried rice you make at home would probably taste better.
savory fried rice P180
(click on the pics to the menu in full size )
Level 2 Greenhills Theatre Mall
Greenhills Shopping Center
San Juan, Metro Manila