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.

Food Trucks

The ‘NWA’ Food Truck is a Real Thing, and They ‘Bowl So Hard’

I had to double take when I saw a photo of this truck enter my Instagram feed.

It’s called the NWA Truck, otherwise known as Ninjas With Appetite. Yes, that’s the name — yes, it’s a play on words from a Compton-based rap group of the late 80s — and yes, I’m laughing, nodding my head in approval and pretending to be offended, all at once.

Yes, new food trucks are a dime a dozen, but this OC based truck with teriyaki-based products permeating throughout their menu definitely has humor on their side. Their truck wrap is pretty eclectic, with tons of references to friends and family scattered throughout. For example, check out this awesome “Stache Can” for throwing away all those napkins:

The wrap is the draw, but the food is the mainstay. They weren’t serving up their Teriyaki Nachos that familiar NWA-ers may rave about, but their bowls, tacos and burritos were absolutely noteworthy. Here’s a party shot from my friend Wally:

The sauce used is a variation on the truck owner’s family blend, a delicious glaze that finds its way on to a number of the truck’s offerings. No menu has been posted yet, but the truck’s owners promise the website is launching soon. But until then, you can stay up to speed on their whereabouts by following them on Twitter and liking them on Facebook.

Continuing in the theme of ignorance, here’s a shot of our very own Rudeluv #WhiteRickRossin’ in front of the NWA Truck:

All Photos, unless otherwise noted, shot by: Amanda Martinez