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This Legendary Teriyaki Spot Just Made Teriyaki Cheesesteak Cup Noodles

For years, there’s been massive hype around the Santa Ana-based teriyaki spot, Ninjas With Appetite. Thanks to the creation of the Teriyaki Cheesesteak Burrito and last year’s Green Eggs & Spam, NWA has been circled on the maps of most foodies – and that won’t change anytime soon.

Marc Vergel de Dios, owner of NWA as it’s called for short, explained he leaned on his childhood love for Nissin Cup Noodles® and teriyaki rice bowls as inspiration for this unique item.

NWA has partnered with Nissin Cup Noodles to bring a super exclusive item to the NOODS NOODS NOODS festival. “I used to eat a lot of teriyaki rice bowls and Cup Noodles, so I wanted to bring both together,” Vergel de Dios said.

The NWA Teriyaki Cheesesteak Dream Cup Noodles is the ultimate amalgamation of cheesy, sweet and savory. With NWA’s signature teriyaki sauce, cheese, steak and noodles are all perfectly melded together to create something truly one of a kind.

If you’re in the mood to experience exclusive items from one of Southern California’s most trendsetting eateries, NWA will only be serving their Dream Cup in the VIP section of NOODS NOODS NOODS presented by Nissin Cup Noodles – Foodbeast’s all-you-can-eat Asian food festival on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

Photos by Pete Pham

Created in partnership with Original Cup Noodles®

Food Trucks

Teriyaki Flavors Meet Lobster In A Grilled Cheese For The Ages

Two Orange County street food heavyweights have joined up in a collaborative one-day menu to combine teriyaki flavors with bits of luscious lobster, on some next level Surf N Turf kind of wave. Teriyaki joint Ninjas With Appetite and grilled lobster street vendor Lobsterdamus have put together three brilliant new items for local Foodbeasts to munch on: including Teriyaki Surf N Turf fries, Surf N Turf Burrito and a Teriyaki Surf N Turf Grilled Cheese.

Ninjas With Appetite has been on an absolute tear with their newsworthy menu items in recent months. Remember their Teriyaki Cheesesteak Burrito?


Teriyaki Surf N Turf Grilled Cheese

Teriyaki Surf N Turf Burrito

Teriyaki Surf N Turf Fries

If you’re looking to try this crazy menu, they’ll be serving at Ninjas With Appetite in Santa Ana:


318 W. 5th St.

Santa Ana, CA 92701

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Savory Spam Fries Are The Most Ingenious Bites At MEAT STREET

The guys who brought you the Teriyaki Cheesesteak Burrito are at it again, this time changing the way we eat Spam.

Ninjas With Appetite in Santa Ana, California just cooked up some Spam Fries for Foodbeast’s upcoming festival, Meat Street Presented by the Makers of SPAM Brand at MainPlace Mall.

The fries are thick-cut pieces of Spam, battered and deep-fried in panko flakes, then topped with a healthy heap of teriyaki aoli drizzle. This is what it would look like if your beloved chicken katsu were replaced by Spam — so Spam Katsu, if you will.

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These bad boys cannot be found on their menu, unfortunately, but they will be one of the exclusive items found in Meat Steet’s VIP section this Saturday, April 22, in Santa Ana, California.

For more information, visit, and grab some tickets to try all the exclusive dishes you can handle.


Tear Into This Green Eggs & SPAM Burrito For St. Patrick’s Day

Every March we get green with envy at all these dope spots dropping colorful St. Paddy’s Day menu items for a short while.

Our neighbors, Ninjas with Appetite, has an annual tradition of creating a burrito based on the beloved Dr. Seuss children’s book Green Eggs and Ham. The burrito plays on the titular dish with a meaty twist: SPAM.

The Green Eggs & Spam Burrito features garlic fried rice, wasabi micro-greens, and teriyaki-glazed Spam wrapped in a green spinach tortilla. The burrito also comes with the option of adding mozzarella cheese, which comes highly recommended to keep everything together.

A couple weeks ago, NWA also launched a Teriyaki Cheesesteak Burrito which has been flying off the grill ever since. The menu item was California’s answer to the Philly Cheesesteak.

Every year, we beg them to keep this St. Paddy’s Day burrito on the menu. Alas, our pleas fall upon deaf ears.

You can find the emerald burrito at the brick-and-mortar Ninjas With Appetite location in Downtown Santa Ana on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 for that day ONLY, lads and lasses.

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The Teriyaki Cheesesteak Burrito: California’s Answer To The Philly Cheesesteak

Sometimes, something as simple as adding cheese to any food can make a huge difference.

Ninjas With Appetite in Santa Ana, CA is known for their teriyaki bowls, tacos, and burritos. But as of a couple of weeks ago, they added a Teryiaki Cheesesteak burrito to their menu.

It all started a couple of weeks ago when I walked into their restaurant for lunch and couldn’t decide what I wanted. I wanted to try something different and was indecisive, when store owner Marc Vergel de Dios, who always likes experimenting on the spot, suggested I try their teriyaki steak burritos with added American cheese.

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The end result was a beautiful Teriyaki Cheesesteak that melted my heart.

Their burritos were already pretty fire, so adding cheese just made it that much more enjoyable.

While Philadelphia is famous for its Philly Cheesesteaks, maybe California will be known for the teriyaki cheesesteak one day.

Food Trucks

This (Isn’t) What Teriyaki Ninja Nachos Look Like

I guess it takes a true ninja to run a teriyaki food truck that’s so conspicuous it’s inconspicuous, but that’s exactly what Marc of Orange County, Calif.’s NWA — Ninjas with Appetite — food truck is doing.

Last month, the rest of the office got their first taste of arguably So Cal’s only authentic rolling teriyaki, but by the time we got to them, they’d run out of their infamously gangsta, fusion-inspired chips. Luckily, I managed to track these ninjas down and  let me tell you, these are definitely nacho sensei’s nachos.

Picture two layers of melted cheese, chopped spring onions, sour cream, sriracha and whole chunks of juicy chicken teriyaki, all wrapped up in a bright red, cartoon-emblazoned, tokidoki-inspired truck (or you know, just check out the photo above).

Follow NWA Truck on Facebook and Twitter; website and full menu coming soon.

Bowl so hard.