Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Powerhouse Journey : SAVORY

Ito na ang isa sa masarap na kainan sa Escolta ang Savory.

Isa sa mga pinaka-unang oldest restaurant sa kamaynilaan ang Savory.

Anu nga ba ang kasaysayan?

In her article, "Classic chicken reinvented," Marge C. Enriquez, Lifestyle writer of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, discusses Savory's history: "It was established by Tony Ting, an emigré from Fujian, and his brothers, Mariano, José, and Vicente, who was the cook. Before the war, they opened Tops Café in Binondo which later became Savory in post-Liberation. The main attraction was the star anise-scented, mildly garlicky chicken, based on a Chinese recipe. They came in three sizes: spring, medium and regular at the price range of P4 to P6."

Today, the descendants of the Ting brothers continue to run Savory, which now has various branches all over Metro Manila. The original Savory's first branch, which is located at the foot of Jones Bridge, is still around. And yes, people still pronounce the name as "Sah-boh-ree." The Savory Chicken (P170 for half and P320 for whole) is still its bestseller.

Savory Restaurant located at 201 Escolta Street, Sta. Cruz, Manila with various branches.
Tel. no. 243-0336, open from 9 a.m. to 12 midnight daily.

Savory Restaurant - Powerhouse Journey End.

Abangan ang ikasampung yugto ng Powerhouse Journey : Plaza Moraga

History source from http://www.spot.ph


  1. I am actually thinking where I spot that establishment, will try to visit that place

  2. I prefer to buy chicken from this original Savory place kesa sa iba nilang mga branches. I find that the chicken here's more juicy.. :)

  3. Thank you for a slice of history today? when did the restaurant open? I wish to visit this one day...

  4. http://www.delectableideas.comApril 17, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    The original Savory, one of the best chicken in the Philippines

  5. Dito natin naispatan si papa derek hahaha

  6. @joey.. hahah oo dito nga yun...
    lapit na tayo matapos hahaha!!

  7. wow bro! new layout ah, ngayon ko lang navisit ulit site mo hahaha grabe kakamiss mag blog hahahah :))

  8. sana makasama ako sa power house journey next time hihi

  9. masarap ang savory chicken pero di sila naging kasing laki ng max.

  10. @biboy... hahha welcome back.

    @kol.. oo masarap.. sulit..

    @juan.. next year na ulit ang next powerhouse journey ko bro.

    @milch.. oo yun nga lang..

  11. dito ba ang orig na Savory?? si mama kasi gusto daw kumain sa Restau na yan.. so at least now may idea na ko kung saan mas ok dalhin :)

  12. Sa pangalan pa lang masarap na.. i will definitely check this place on my manila visit :D

  13. This reminds me of Lacaba's poem...

    This restaurant has a grand history written on its resume....like you know that they always have good food!

  14. Libre mo q dyan master, ehehehe

    ay si Derek!!!