Ben Fossilo and Ben French have more in common than a first name. The trained chefs have a passion for travel, innovative food and beachy vibes, all of which they’ve fused into their kitschy-cool roaming restaurant, Eat No Evil.
The menu of “coastal cuisine”, inspired by Mexico, South America, South East Asia and Korea, changes seasonally, inspired by the most colourful and textured ingredients they can find. Choice meals include the wattleseed lamb taco with coffee mayo, pickled cauliflower and green-apple salsa, and the Korean raw beef san choy bow with nashi pear and sesame. The food is seasonal, with plenty of allergy-safe and gluten-free options.
But just as important as the food is the truck itself. Think retro surf movie meets Mexican street stall. There are cacti, pink flamingos and menus scrawled on surfboards and hanging skateboards. That the truck can travel to the precise place the boys are so inspired by – the beach – is the kicker.
Eat No Evil also does catering, and is becoming increasingly visible at unconventional weddings and music festivals across the state. Just look for the longest line.