Knowing that I was going to be in National City, I wanted to take the opportunity to try out some Filipino restaurants while in the area. I looked through yelp for some good reviews, and found Tita's Kitchenette to be a popular choice.
When I arrived on a hot Sunday afternoon, the place was super busy. I was amazed by the amount of different dishes offered. Many were ones I had not seen before. I was feeling adventurous but Boyfriend was not. So we ended up getting a combination plate with pancit, sisig and lumpia. We also got one stick of the chicken bbq because people on yelp had raved about Tita's bbq.
The prices are a bit higher than most Filipino turo turo joints I have been to. It is about $7 for a two item combo. The portions are bigger, but I don't think they warrant $2 more.
The lumpia at Tita's are huge. About twice the length of normal sized lumpia. One side in a combination comes with five lumpia.
Unfortunately, the lumpia we had were soggy rather than crispy. Very disappointing. I realize they may have been sitting out a while, but even then, I don't think I've ever had soggy lumpia before.
The pancit is made with all clear noodles. I was surprised not to find any yellow noodles mixed in. It tasted good, but the noodles were a bit too finely chopped. I prefer longer noodles. These noodles were cut up to be extremely short. Also I would have preferred more meat and celery.
Overall, the food was just alright tasting for me. I would like to sample some items next time that I have not seen offered at other turo turo places.Yum