Classic Savory: A Rich Tradition of Serving Timeless Dishes, Lasting Memories


Classic Savory: Bringing Classic and Savory on the Hapagkainan

The Filipinos are known for being happy, festive people. And the one thing that is common in all Filipinos out there is this: the love for food. Be it adobo or pinakbet or just plain pandesal and kape, it is no exaggeration that Filipinos—who happen to be food lovers—strengthen their ties in the hapagkainan.

Classic Savory store front
Classic Savory is the perfect place to treat your family and friends to timeless gustatory treasures.

With that said, there is therefore no questioning why Classic Savory, a restaurant serving costumers traditional Filipino-Chinese dishes since the post-World War II era, has been a favorite food joint by many Filipinos.

Classic Savory’s Story

Classic Savory traces its roots back in the 1950s. The now-famous restaurant began as a small food joint exclusively serving chicken and lomi in Escolta, Manila. The humble establishment was small, but perhaps it was the homey taste of the chicken and the warmth of the lomi that allowed the people to slowly build up their ties once again on the dining table. It was, after all, the post-war era. People were still shaken from the war, and the dishes Classic Savory served were, well, classic. And savory.

Classic Savory chicken
Tender, juicy and tasty, Savory Chicken is the quintessential centerpiece of many feasts where families and friends create special memories.

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The owners of Classic Savory, the Ting Brothers, seeing that the restaurant had the potential, expanded their franchise to share more of their classic, savory, Filipino-Chinese dishes to more Filipinos. In 2007, Ramon Ting, son of co-founder Antonio Ting, gave the expansion of the restaurant a boost by having branches in the country’s major malls: SM, Ayala Malls, and Robinson’s Malls. Now, Classic Savory has 80 branches nationwide, from its origin in Manila, to Quezon, Pasay, Pangasinan, Bulacan, and to many other cities and provinces.

Serving Timeless Classics Since the ‘50s

During Classic Savory’s humble beginnings, the restaurant mainly served chicken and lomi, a bowl of thick soup with a variety of vegetables and meat. Now, Classic Savory menu includes a variety of soups as well, ranging from Cream of Corn and Crab Soup to Spinach and Seafood Soup.

Classic Savory lomi
Classic Savory lomi

Dishes like Patatim Special guarantees that costumers enjoy their time on the dining table, just like how they should, just like each Classic Savory costumer would, decades ago.

Classical Filipino-Chinese dishes include, of course, merienda favorites Pancit Bihon Guisado, and Veggie Lumpia Fried, and your own special bowl of classic, savory, Chopsuey, among other things.

The restaurant’s menu ranges from classical noodles to beef dishes, and from their signature freshly-roasted Classical Savory Chicken to their cold, soothing desserts. There are a variety of dishes to choose from, and whether it’s their post-war Lomi, or their recently-added dishes, rest assured that the current Marketing Manager Dennis Ting guarantees you the restaurant’s mission is fulfilled:

Classic Savory seafood dishes
Classic Savory seafood dishes

“Classic Savory has a long and rife tradition of serving Filipino-Chinese gustatory treasures that have stood the test of time. We shall continue to provide excellent dishes that would serve as perfect backdrops for cooking up tasty memories created among family and friends, and all groups of diners for that matter.”

If you’re looking for dishes that “have stood the test of time” since the post-war era, if you’re looking for something that brings back the life in the dining table, if you’re looking for something classic, for something savory, then, you know where to head to.