Greedy Cat Top Kitchen, South Yarra, Melbourne
Feeling greedy? Well at Greedy Cat Top Kitchen you can get quite a fill for less than $10. For probably the cheapest lunch around these parts you can get a sizeable donburi, although a decent chunk of that ends up being rice. Some weird (maybe unintentional) menu options, but mega value for money.
I haven’t explored the lunch options around the new office too much. I get too lazy to walk on my lunchtimes and I feel like I already have a fair knowledge of the area. Not sure how long Greedy Cat has been open for. It’s one of the easy to miss places if you weren’t already told of it. Hidden away for sure.
It’s nestled in the constantly evolving Yarra Street which now has a couple more eateries than a few years back. This mini-strip has been bolstered by the construction crowds which also keep the wheels turning over at the never-ending developments of South Yarra.
Bowl me over
The menu at Greedy Cat is Japanese but fairly sure the business is more of the Chinese side. Options are slightly wacky with sushi, donburi and then you have dumplings and other decidedly more Chinese items. My choice was for the crispy chicken donburi to go, just as Greedy Cat isn’t the most exciting venue to dine at.
You get a huge bowl for $7.50, but as highlighted – at least half of that is rice. A bit of generic salad, and oddly, some slightly sweet, scrambled egg. There’s a sweet soy type sauce that helps ensure the rice gets eaten and the meat does have that promised crispy exterior. It’s filling and there’s little chance you’ll get through all that rice (although I did, naturally).
For the price I think Greedy Cat Top Kitchen is more than fair. Staff were sufficiently friendly and the food gets served up quick. So I wouldn’t mind checking it again for another cheap lunch option, even if the food isn’t the most exciting stuff in the world.