This week’s snack is dedicated to those lovely hushpuppies of the east: takoyaki. Usually acquired from street stalls, these little seafood morsels are quick becoming a staple to my diet. Quick, easy, cheap and filling, they meet all the necessary requirements for a superior snack food. A golden nugget of tempura, chopped octopus, ginger, green onion and whatever, baked in a cast iron mold, topped with a thick brown Worchester type sauce, takoyaki is the best Japanese invention this decade. I want to give a serious high five to whichever Japanese genius invented these delicious, doughy, little glorious chunks. You are appreciated.