The influx of Chinese food, at least northern Chinese food, definitely beats having no Chinese food? Mr. Rice's noodle bowls are pretty decent. Portion is generous and the seasoning is legit; not competitive to 626, but legit enough to hold their own in west LA.
They're constantly packed too, which bodes well for their future. Now only if they could fix the lotus root seasoning and the indifferent osmanthus rice drink.