Leticia Resurreccion, or “Lola Letty” as she is fondly called by her grandchildren, is where the heart of Panciteria de Manila lies. Her love of cooking for her family transferred into a successful restaurant in the Philippines. For 15 years, the restaurant she ran in her hometown of Taytay, Rizal fed her family and the many regulars who came to taste her recipes. The success of the restaurant gave her family many blessings, including being able to send her six children to get good education.
In 2011, Lola Letty immigrated to Canada to be with Lorena, one of her children, and her growing family. Having always been business-minded and ever the hard-worker, Lola Letty convinced her daughter and son-in-law to open up a Filipino restaurant and continue to share the flavours of Filipino cuisine to Edmontonians. Thus, the birth of Panciteria de Manila. For the next 5 years, the restaurant bloomed and made a name for itself in downtown Edmonton right across from Canada Place. Using Lola Letty’s recipes, Panciteria started as a humble breakfast/brunch restaurant and has now grown into a must visit for dinners with family and weekend gatherings with friends to enjoy local live bands.
Through hard work and perseverance, Panciteria de Manila opened its biggest location yet on the corner of 137th Avenue and 127th Street. It continues to pride itself in sharing Filipino family cultures and traditions to the rest of Alberta. Come in and enjoy Lola Letty’s beloved recipes for yourself.