The term “Bing Sutt” refers to cafes that were popular in Hong Kong during the 1950s and 1960s. In Cantonese, it’s written as “Bing Sutt”. Bing Sutt’s distinctive features include old furniture arrangements, small tiled floors, ceiling fans, and folding chairs. In the past, these places originated from Cha Chaan Tengs, where simple snacks and beverages were sold.
Cha Chaan Teng is a term referring to old-style cafes, similar to what we might call a ‘coffee shop’ in Korea. You can find these Cha Chaan Tengs in the old town area of Macau, and one such cafe that has been introduced in an overnight food trip is “Nam Peng Cafe”.
“Local Café in Macau: Nam Peng Cafe”
Nam Peng Cafe is a café in Macau where you can enjoy snacks and simple drinks. It has an interior that exudes an old-world atmosphere, unlike the clean, modern style of cafes like Starbucks.
On the last day of my stay in Hong Kong, I wanted to have a meal at “Lan Fong Yuen”, but the line was too long, so I didn’t get the chance to taste it. Fortunately, near the hotel I stayed in Macau, I spotted “Nam Peng Cafe”. To make up for missing out in Hong Kong, I decided to have breakfast at Nam Peng Cafe.
“A Café You Can Find in the Local Neighborhoods”
The neighborhood where Nam Peng Cafe is located also exudes a local atmosphere. This makes it a bit challenging to find if you don’t pay close attention to the sign. It’s the kind of place you’d typically find in residential areas where people gather.
“A Harmony of Chinese Menu and English Descriptions”
Fortunately, I visited early in the morning, so there wasn’t much of a line. I leisurely took my seat and tried to place an order, but it wasn’t as easy as it seemed.
The menu was written in Chinese characters, but with unique English descriptions. As it was my first visit, I relied on the English descriptions to choose a suitable menu. I ordered a toast with eggs and ham along with a cup of milk tea.
“A French Toast Similar to What Lan Fong Yuen Offers”
After finishing the first dish, I remembered the menu I originally wanted to order. It was the French toast. I thought the waiter was preparing it for takeaway when I tried to order it after finishing my meal, but I decided to eat it before leaving.
While the toast with eggs and ham was good, the French toast was definitely more flavorful.
Overall, communication with the staff was not very smooth due to the language barrier, making the experience a bit challenging from ordering onwards. However, the food was quite delicious, and I got to experience the genuine local atmosphere of Macau. Additionally, the service in Macau was at least not as impolite as some of the service I encountered in Hong Kong, making the dining experience more enjoyable.
“Nam Peng Cafe, Macau Peninsula”
- Address: Macau R. de Cinco de Outubro, 54號54 R. de Cinco de Outubro Macau
- Phone Number: +853 2892 2267
- Operating Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM