Sarsae was featured in the film It’s a Drink, It’s a Bomb (1985) starring mega names like George Lam, John Sham, and Maggie Cheung. The film is about a hand grenade that's been disguised as a Sarsae drink. Doesn't ring any bells? Then maybe you’ve heard of Sarsae simply due to the name’s resemblance to the 2003 SARS epidemic, which needless to say, conjured up a lot of stigma around it at the time. Sarsaparilla is a soft drink, made from the smilax ornata plants commonly used for old fashioned-style root beer. In Hong Kong, the most popular brand is Sarsae. And though it’s still available in the market these days, it’s definitely one of the less-known soft drinks out there. If you want to get your hands on this underdog, root beer-esque soft drink, head over to ParknShop and give it a try!