2019, Tue



Earlier this month KFC announced it’s new limited-edition ‘Cheese Thick Mushroom Vegetarian Burger’ (芝士厚菇素尊堡) via Weibo. So, if you’re vegetarian lacking fast-food options or just a food adventurer always on the search for new treats to tantalize your tastebuds then KFC (might) have you covered.


Image via KFC Weibo

We’re yet to get a bite of this burger that encrusts a portobello mushroom with four kinds of cheese in KFC’s classic deep-fried signature batter. Layered with fresh tomato, lettuce and a squeeze of accompanying burger sauce it’s an alternative to the classic chicken burgers that’s so popular amongst the locals (not so much with the expats).


Image via WeChat

It’s got mixed reviews from netizens with one raving about it “to be really delicious!” “The fried batter is particularly crisp!…and I don’t feel too greasy after eating.” However, not everyone was a huge fan with one netizen claiming, “It’s an insult to burgers… the one I wanted was sold out early, so I had to eat the vegetarian burger… I will never eat a meatless burger in my life again.”

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2019, Fri




Image via China Daily 图片来自China Daily

It wasn’t too long ago that The People’s Bank of China announced that it will release new versions of Chinese money and the announced date for the new banknotes and coins will be August 30th, 2019.


It’s quite likely that if we didn’t even mention this you probably wouldn’t notice as the changes will be so minute but here we are. The latest series of bills will have a very similar design to the previous editions, except that the colour has been brightened and its “note structure effect has been optimized.”


The latest series includes notes with values of 1 Yuan, 10 Yuan, 20 Yuan, and 50 Yuan, as well as coins with the values of 1 Yuan, 5 Jiao and 1 Jiao.


The coins also don’t have any significant change except for the 5 jiao coin, which is now silver instead of gold, and the 1 yuan coin is smaller.


50 Yuan 50元


20 Yuan 20元


10 Yuan 10元


1 Yuan 1元


1 Yuan Coin 1元硬币


5 Jiao Coin 5角硬币


1 Jiao Coin 1角硬币


The changes, although small to the general public, will be better protected from counterfeiting. The new notes and coins will circulate parallel to previous editions with the same value.


However, with mobile payments being the most popular form of payment across China, you’ll be lucky to even see the new money!


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2019, Tue



We are in for some major movie treats this week as two highly anticipated films show in Chinese cinemas. So, grab an ice-cream, a cold soda, a carton of popcorn and cool down in your local cinema with one (or both) of these blockbuster movies.


The Lion King 


Premieres this Friday 本周五上映


Image courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures 图片来自Walt Disney Pictures

Our beloved Simba is back and this time in a live-action remake of arguably one of Disney’s most iconic films to date. Best of all, it’s being released in China (July 12) a whole week before the USA (July 19).


In case you just arrived on planet earth yesterday, The Lion King is the story of young Simba who idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.


The White Storm 2: Drug Lords 


Now Showing 正在热映


Image courtesy of Infinitus Entertainment  图片来自Infinitus Entertainment

In case you’re looking for something a little more action-packed and don’t mind reading subtitles then this Hong Kong action film will be right up your street. It has already beaten Spider-Man: Far From Home in the China box office and continues to be a huge hit.


Former gang member Yu Shin-Tin turned businessman and philanthropist is a on a mission to take down Hong Kong’s most powerful drug lord. After losing his father to drug addiction, no price is too big as he offers a $100 million bounty for his head.

Cantonese with dual Simplified Chinese/English subtitles.


How can I book tickets?


It’s certain that tickets for The Lion King will go quickly so it’s imperative to book ahead.


All you need to do to get started is open the Sherpa’s app and look for the ‘Movie Tickets’ banner, find the movie you want to see, choose the cinema, select the seats and then pay!


After purchasing through the Sherpa’s App you’ll receive a booking number or QR Code, just find one of the self-service kiosks in the cinema and print your tickets!



Make sure you have the latest version of the Sherpa’s App and just look for the banner. So, no need to worry about the rainy days or extreme heat, whether you decide to stay in and enjoy your favourite restaurant or go out and catch a movie, we got you!


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2019, Sat



If you like authentic German food, look no further than Sina’s Fine Food.

Sina is the owner of her namesake restaurant. She ensures that all delivery orders are sent out with the utmost care. The chef Hans creates all the dishes and makes sure they taste great. The menu is divided into three sections: starters, mains, and desserts. There’s also a top-notch selection of beverages along with sausages for bbq season! Not only do they offer a big selection of “Bratwurst” from pork, but also made with chicken and beef.

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You might’ve already seen the couple at your local food market selling cured meats, sausages and other western delicacies. Now, you can enjoy chef Hans cooking up some German delicacies with Sherpa’s delivering it straight to your door.


And as the summer gets in full swing you can also enjoy barbecued meats, like Thuringia sausages, and the south German bestseller Munich White Sausages with a side of sweet mustard.


That’s just the German traditional food that we’re all familiar with, but for Germans, there is more to enjoy when it comes to hearty meals. The schnitzel is a popular dish for most Germans and it’s often served with potatoes and steamed vegetables.


If pork or chicken is not your thing and you’re craving some roast beef then Sina’s Fine Food has your fix. Their roast beef with dumplings (Klöße in German) and red cabbage is about authentic as you’ll ever find in China.


But what good is good food when it’s not packaged properly? Sina´s Fine Food take the utmost care in the packaging of their food, with a ‘Top’ sticker on the lid and well-packaged means it can arrive to you intact and still hot. As well as classic German main dishes they also have a range of starters and desserts, open the Sherpa’s App to see their full menu!

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