Food Picks: Japanese-inspired pizzas, rice bowls, Catalan cuisine

Takoyaki pizza from Pizzakaya. PHOTO: PIZZAKAYA
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Takoyaki (Japanese octopus balls) sitting pretty on a 10-inch hand-stretched pizza ($25.80) with a puffy, blistered crust - now that's a pairing I approve of.

Then the gyudon ($25.80) pizza arrives and it gets better. It is topped with Japanese-style braised beef, red ginger and onsen egg - like what you would find in a beef rice bowl.

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