"Get Free Takowasa!" read the hand-written sign affixed to each menu at Zabb Sake Bar in Jackson Heights, Queens. Takowasa is a traditional Japanese beer snack made from raw octopus marinated with freshly grated and pickled wasabi root and spicy mustard. Each bite burns your tongue and begs for a sip of ice cold Sapporo. It's difficult to eat with chopsticks for all except seasoned pros, but it's also damn delicious. While it's not impossible to find takowasa at one of the many Japanese drinking joints found in New York, Los Angeles and, of course, Japan, I pause and ask myself why it is being served in the basement of Michelin-starred Thai restaurant, Zabb Elee? And why is it being given away for free (well, free in exchange for an Instagram post, thank you very much)? These are just two of the many questions that continue to amuse us as we eat through what turns out to be a very strange, very good restaurant in Queens.