Also, there's a little-known baking shop right across the street from Salvador's. If you're facing out the door of Sal's, there's a stand in an alley at the entrance of a residential building right across the street. The stand sells drinks and cigarettes. If you go past that stand and turn right, there is a lady who keeps a baking shop there on the first floor. She has a surprisingly large variety of stuff. Standing mixers, vanilla, coconut flakes, powdered sugar, etc.
I am planning to take advantage of the direct flight between Kunming and Kolkata. It seems that US and Canadian citizens are able to get 10-year visas for India. Has anyone done this? Did you do it in China or in your home country?
My favorite venue in town hands down. Nice big open place, courtyard, big stage, cheap drinks. Sunday afternoons here are my favorite, BBQ and live music. Highly recommend for Sunday afternoons and shows.
Lovely restaurant with top-notch service and fantastic food. I love all the beets, avocados, brussels sprouts, asparagus, quinoa, and tempeh. At first glance of their new menu I was overjoyed to see so much deliciousness, then nearly passed right out from elation when I noticed most of it is vegan! In all seriousness though I can't say enough about how wonderful this place is. Highly highly recommend!
Best pizza in town. Slice of Heaven's a close second, and a better value on their 20kuai pizza Fridays, but overall taste and selection goes to Lost Garden, hands down. I went there for the 3rd or 4th time for the pizza night last week. We sat on their roof terrace, which has been re-done very nicely since the last time I was there. The service was reasonable, and the waitresses even spoke some English! On a previous visit I had a pumpkin soup and a baked pasta, both delicious and well-presented. Anecdote: I was there once on a cold day a couple of months ago and the foreign manager (owner?) made my friend and I hot toddies upon request, even though they're not on the menu, and they were pretty much perfect. I have nothing negative to say about this place.
I ate here a couple of weeks ago and was thoroughly impressed. The place is huge, for starters. The outside patio is lovely and beautifully designed, and is the best place for a party or event I've seen in Kunming. The food was delicious, authentic, and well-presented. Except the ceviche. That was a bit disappointing, since the main ingredient seemed to be canned tuna rather than shrimp, octopus, squid, etc. But the tacos, guacamole, queso fundito, and flan (and I'm sure we got something else too but I can't remember what it was) were are amazing. Well worth it, and the prices weren't as high as they're made out to be. Pretty reasonable really, for what you're getting. Looking forward to a return visit.