Alan Hyland, who originally comes from a small town near Galway, had spent the past couple of years bouncing around the idea of starting up a food truck specializing in Irish food -- "sort of like a chippie," he explains, the kind of food stand you find parked outside the bars, filling up drinkers mid-session.
So far, there's very little fusing of the two cuisines. The menu lists dishes like battered sausages, Irish curry with chips -- Irish curry tastes similar to Japanese curry, Hyland says -- and shepherd's pie, alongside chicken doro-wat or vegetable stew served over injera bread. They've attempted a couple of fusion experiments, such as shiro (ground-chickpea stew) nachos, and have a few more ideas they're playing around with, but it's still early days. Abdai and Hyland just moved into a new commercial kitchen shared by an Irish baker, so they may start selling fresh baked goods as well.
With no regular parking spots to date, you'll have to follow Éire Trea on Facebookand Twitter to track them down. And if you've tried their food, let us know -- SFoodie confesses our minds are still blown by the concept of Irish-Eritrean fusion.