Tenwest Mandarin School

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  • RegisteredJuly 30, 2007
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  • RegisteredJuly 30, 2007

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Is Salvador's closed today?

Sorry to use an old thread, but I wanted to give people a head's up that Salvador's will close July 30th through August 1st for some small renovations. We will still be open across the street at the Loft and the Meituan orders should still flow fine. The spice must flow! Also, starting August 2nd, our new opening hours will be 9am to 11pm. Cheers

730 81 萨尔瓦多咖啡馆要关门, 很抱歉给您带来不便萨尔瓦多阁楼还会营业82日开始我们新营业时间是上午9点到晚上11

Forums > Food & Drink > Best Pizza in Kunming

@JosephL, sorry about the bad showing for your first time trying Sal's pizza. We are still training our staff and working towards a solid product. If possible, please pm me when you ordered and what pizza so we can further address the issue.

@sezuwupom, we did choose the top tier for delivery, which is the most costly and the fastest. Unfortunately, this also means that Meituan gives us a smaller delivery zone, at least for the first 6 months. If someone outside our zone does want to order, it is still possible through the Meituan Paotui 跑腿 option.

Forums > Travel Yunnan > Tiger leaping gorge hike with kids

We just took our staff of 40 there (with one employee's 3 year old daughter who hiked most of it herself and loved it) and we had some of the same concerns. Things have changed but the high road is still well worth it and the hike down from Tina's to the middle gorge rapid is too. Guesthouses have turned into proper hotels which sucks from the side of seeing a beautiful place go through dramatic change but really convenient if you have kids and crave internet and hot water showers. Still one of Yunnan's highlights. I just hope you get some sunshine as it's not nearly as nice in the clouds


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Hey all, the local farm we work with has organic Roma tomatoes in season now and if you want to pick some up we will have them available at Salvador's for 12 yuan per 500 grams. We'll also be using them in our dishes while available. Stop by if you're interested. We also still have locally soured organic yogurt, coffee and now quinoa if you are looking for some other groceries to add on. Cheers

Hey all. Big thanks to everyone who showed up last night. It was an amazing event. Thanks also to Juliette and Matu at DT Bar who made it all possible. Thanks to Dr. Detrano for being the one out there on the ground saving lives. Thanks to all the bands last night and Jeff for helping emcee.

Though we didn't have as many big donors as last year, the event itself broke all previous records. Thanks to all the vendors who raised about 13,000. Thanks to all the tickets sales volunteers who brought close to 18,000. Thanks to the super generous people who won their auctions and raised another 7,600 and to all the local businesses who donated all the awesome prizes. And to all the donors who gave cash donations nearing 15,000. In all we've raised over 53,000 so far but there are still donations coming in. If you would like to contribute online follow this link, or if the link doesn't show up you can find it in the story above...


Hey all, I'm very sorry to have forgotten to include Valhalla Craft Beer's generous donation of a keg of their beer that will also be poured at the event tomorrow with all proceeds going to the fundraising effort. Thank you, Valhalla, and thank you for all the efforts and donations from all these great businesses in Kunming like Valhalla.



I'm leaving this review for one of my staff. She just return from Dali and fell in love with this little restaurant in Dali. Very nice owners cooking up delicious and healthy Chinese cuisine with an open kitchen and local "organic" ingredients. I'll have to try it out myself next time.


If you're looking for a slightly higher end place serving local foods in a nice outdoor atmosphere, you'll dig this place


I'm disappointed in myself for even considering giving this place another chance. I wanted to give my 4-month old a chance to see some live animals and I was sure that there was no way that the Kunming Zoo was as bad as it was 15 years ago. Somehow it was worse. It's disgraceful that with all of the changes that this city has undergone in the last two decades that this zoo still lacks any sense of decency or morality.


At nailer and tallamerican, I'm sorry to hear about your recent experiences. We wash everything with purified water and make all of our food fresh daily from whole ingredients in order to avoid any problems. We will review our procedures to assure that we continue to provide the safest and healthiest menu options possible. I hope you'll give us another try and I'd be happy to buy you a coffee if you are around any morning.

@GoKunming, it would be nice if there was a zero star option for reviews so that business owners can contribute without having to rate ourselves. I kind of feel like a d-bag giving myself stars 1-5. For some reason I settled on 4 as the least douchey ;).