As the weather gets colder, the food gets warmer. To keep you cozy this winter, we’ve compiled a list of tasty soup specialty restaurants in Diamond Bar that are both delicious and tooth-friendly! At Hacienda Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend parents taking their kids to get soup because it’s easy to chew, so even babies or kids with loose teeth can enjoy. Whether you’ve got a major toothache or you simply need a hot meal in the FREEZING California weather, you’re sure to find the perfect place on this list. 

Paper Pot Shabu

20657 Golden Springs Dr Suite 206, Diamond Bar, CA 91789

If you’ve never had hot pot or shabu shabu, Paper Pot is the perfect place to start. We love hot pot because it’s a delicious meal that’s also a fun activity for families! You can show your children how to cook their meat, noodles, and vegetables in this fun, DIY shared experience. Since the pot is boiling over a flame, it’s sure to stay hot throughout your whole meal, too. Perfect for chilly days! Just remember to keep kids from touching the flames. 

Saigon Noodle House

1136 S Diamond Bar Blvd, Diamond Bar, CA 91765

California is home to the largest Vietnamese population in the country, which is why it’s no surprise that pho is a local favorite for the families of Diamond Bar. Saigon Noodle House is a great place to get a steaming bowl of rice noodles and hot broth. You can also customize your meal to your liking by adding sriracha, hoisin sauce, basil leaves, bean sprouts, and lime juice. 

XLB Dumpling Bar

18732 Amar Rd, Walnut, CA 91789

Xiao Long Bao has erupted in popularity in Southern California after the opening of Din Tai Fung, a famous chain restaurant all the way from Taipei. To avoid the hour(s) long wait for a couple of dumplings, head over to XLB Dumpling Bar in Walnut. Their dumplings are perfectly folded with piping hot soup ready to be guzzled down by you and your family. It’s a fantastic, fun way to get a little dose of tasty soup without ordering an entire bowl. 

Chan Kee

20627 Golden Springs Dr, Ste E, Diamond Bar, CA 91789

Many people enjoy soup for dinner, but did you know you can have it for breakfast, too? Chan Kee is a Cantonese restaurant that specializes in rice porridge, also known as congee. It’s a simple soup that Asian families eat for a savory breakfast. Of course, you can have the soup any time of day – we simply recommend you order it with a side of fried Chinese doughnut sticks to dip with! 

Julie’s Cafe

1138 S Diamond Bar Blvd, Diamond Bar, CA 91765

For a soup with a thicker, richer consistency, stop by Julie’s Cafe for clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl. While the cafe may be known for its bagels and coffee, the clam chowder is just as noteworthy. There are hearty chunks of clams, potatoes, onion, celery, and carrots. This soup is sold seasonally, so stop by before it sells out! 

When kids get wiggly teeth, it can be hard for them to chew regular food, so soup is an ideal meal. Just remember that your children still need to brush and floss after they eat soup. It may seem impossible for the broth to get stuck in between teeth, but many soups contain chunks of food or sugars that can get stuck on the enamel.

For more information about pediatric dental care, you can talk to our amazing Diamond Bar pediatric dentist, Dr. Audrey Sheu! She’s always happy to talk to parents, so book an appointment today!