Classic Savory

>> Sunday, September 19, 2010


A diet is a penalty we pay for exceeding the feed limit. Some go on a diet to maintain their heavenly bodies and stay healthy. If you are under a diet program, your discipline and will power will be tested all the time. If you're underweight, the first thing you lose on a diet is brain mass.

As for me, I was on a diet for two weeks and all I've lost is fourteen days.



If you are on a diet, you will not be looking forward to Christmas. You will be looking forward to your cheat day. This is a day in a week where all hell breaks loose. You see, dieting needs a lot of work and the cheat day makes sure that you will not outsource the work in China.

If you are in Classic Savory, I suggest you move the cheat day. If you can't move your cheat day, then starve for the day. This is because it is all worth it.

Chopsuey con Lechon

Classic Savory's Chopsuey con Lechon is a twist of the famous dish. Imagine crispy pork liempo on a bed of sauteed vegetables. The flavors of the vegetables are well orchestrated and the sauce is made of awesome. I love the extra crunch on the vegetables. It is well prepared and the arsenal of the vegetables reminds me of the FHM Philippines' 100 sexiest women. The mild flavor of their chopsuey makes it a really good side dish.

Kikiam

Their pancit is also a highlight in the menu. What I love about their pancit in general is that, it is not too oily and not too salty. It is a must-have on the table. Classic Savory also have bragging rights for their Kikiam. They claim that their kikiam is a legend-to-be but I say it is already a legend. The kikiam is well fried and the tangy flavor does not give you a punch right on the tongue. The kikiam's flavor stays in your mouth with comfort and compliments the sauce. Again, it is not too oily like most kikiams and the ground meat contracts the flavors well.


With all the remarkable dishes on their menu, what people should go after is their chicken. The Savory Chicken is a 1950 recipe by the Ting brothers and was passed on to 4 generations. In Manila, the old restaurants which serve the Savory Chicken still stand. However, the Classic Savory restaurant emerges to the mainstream and a lot of people have been arguing with who serves the original taste of the Savory Chicken. Remember that this has been passed to 4 generations. For me, you will only know the original taste of the dish if this has been made by the originators themselves. Since I do not have a time machine, I based my review on how the chicken is made.

The Savory Chicken stands as one of the best chickens ever made in history. The juiciness of the chicken and the tenderness of the meat is extraordinary. This restaurant has raised the standards by a mile on how to fry a chicken. With the juice and the texture of the meat, it is clearly not re-heated. The uniqueness of the chicken also include its skin. The chicken skin is very crunchy and usually, if a chicken skin is crunchy, it has lost its flavors. Not with the Savory Chicken. The flavor stays like first impression.

The chicken at Classic Savory is arguably one of the best. Don't even attempt to remove and not eat the skin because of your diet. You see, everything in Classic Savory's chicken is so good that if only we can eat bones, I would have eaten them too. With the way the chicken is meticulously cooked with herbs and spices before frying, the flavor became so pure, Moses couldn't even part the skin from the meat.

Classic Savory is located at Robinson's Cybergate and SM City Cebu. Price range is at P150.00 - P225.00


2 comments:

xagentpx,  September 19, 2010 at 2:03 PM  

Just a trivia, it's pronounced as Sa-vory and not say-vory (which should be the proper way)

Haaay I miss cebu. Oh by the way is it possible if you can also include the prices of the food?

Jason September 19, 2010 at 6:01 PM  

Oh yes, thanks for reminding me. :)

Thank you also for the trivia.

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