In 1950, the Ting brothers put up a panciteria in Quiapo. The panciteria served only lomi until the brothers decided to expand the variety of their menu to meet the rising popularity of their restaurant.
A special recipe for chicken and gravy was created which became popular among customers who would come to dine in their small restaurant. The special chicken recipe was famous for its tenderness and flavorful juicy taste.
Soon, the Savory Chicken House opened its first branch in Escolta.