No, no Salvador but the county of Dali in the northwest of Yunnan Province. It's a beautiful area spreading out pretty wide but most people will come to the old Dali city when they visit. I was lucky enough to meet up with the friend of a friend I made in Shanghai (the Shanghai friend was a friend of a friend of mine in SF) who was taiwanese and had already done some research on the area. Instead of staying in Dali city we stayed north a ways near butterfly springs. Our hostel was right on Erhai Lake and an extremely peaceful place to stay.
First nights dinner. delicious egg pancake, Sichuan eggplant and a spicy lotus root. but the key was this yellow tea. Made from a grain of some sort, it had a unique taste somewhat sweet but not overpowering. I ended up buying a box of bags of this.
baked baba. This stand was the best baba I had so far. Mostly it was friend and I really preferred it baked. Either salty or sweet. The sweet generally has a paste in it, the salty sometimes with meat and scallions.