User profile: jopasny

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Dentist in Kunming


Thanks for the tip! Yeah, I've heard of this aversion to anesthetics, but it's reassuring to know they'll accommodate wimps like me.

I'll check out the Lanchie and Berder by Nanya today and see how I feel, but otherwise perhaps a dental dept in a hospital as you mentioned. Language shouldn't be a big problem, although my Chinese lacks a lot of specifics related to dental vocabulary. My wife can fill in the rest if necessary. Thanks again!

Forums > Living in Kunming > Dentist in Kunming

Figured I would tag on some of my dentist related questions since this is the most recent thread:

I chipped a tooth/part of a filling last night and am going to need to get it fixed, but I happen to have a massive fear of dentists. I don't know why, I'm just a huge wimp when it comes to going to the dentist.

That said, I'm considering between Lanchie, Huiying (which has a lot of recommendations here), and Berder. The last one has lots of ads around town and claims of Germans equipment and dentist, but no mention on GoK.

All look pretty decent, but what I really want to know is will any of these places be sure to freeze/numb the tooth their working on? I've heard a lot of dentists don't administer local anesthetic. It would put me at a lot more ease if I'm nice and numbed up when I'm in the chair.

Forums > Food & Drink > Tea from Kunming

You're probably best off checking out the tea market. I wouldn't worry too much about being ripped off unless you're trying to spend a fair amount on a cake. If you or the person you're giving it to to doesn't know much about puer or tea in general, then you probably aren't shooting for ancient tree tea or tea from a famous region.

Most tea shops will let you try some tea and give you a price. Some have little tricks, but again, if you're not spending a ton and not too worried about paying a little more, it's not worth the energy worrying about it. Taste it and if you like it, buy it. If not, don't buy it. You can always ask for something better, more expensive, less expensive, etc. Tea shops are fairly accommodating like that.

You can get a decent Dianhong (yunnan black tea) for a good price. I wouldn't worry too much about that. With ripe puer I'd say just make sure it doesn't have any unpleasant tastes, such as too fishy or too much damp dirt taste. A little earthiness is normal, but a good one will be more clean, with a brighter liquid. Also, buy one that is at least 1-2 years old or more. Doesn't have to be expensive, but if it's produced this year, it may still have some funky flavour (normal, but not necessarily desirable). Raw puer is trickier if you're not familiar, IMO. If you ask for something from Yiwu region that might be the easiest to accept. Ancient tree will be expensive, but xiaoshu, taidi/plantation tea won't necessarily be. 100rmb, give or take for a 357g cake isn't bad.

The most consistent place would be if you find a Dayi shop. It's a chain and they do large scale productions, but it's fairly standardized. Like starbucks.

Otherwise you're also free to DM me as well if you want to stop by my tea studio. Same as the user above, no pressure, just an opportunity to learn a bit if you want.


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Not too bad. Price for doubles is reasonable, although when we wanted to buy them at the advertised 40% price during the day, we were told only beer, not cocktails. Regardless, they were still about the price of some other places' happy hour prices, so I can't complain too much I guess. Service was definitely more prompt and attentive than most places.