Food Stuff

Illustration By Conrad Garcia

The U.S. Treasury just rolled out a new $20 bill colored in peach and blue, ending the monopolistic reign of the traditional green. That got us thinking about another tradition: Can $20 still buy dinner for a party of four? The answer is yes, if you are dining at the . Order the $18 family dinner. It starts with a big bowl of the soup of the day—ours was a satisfying egg drop soup. Then comes the crispy chicken served with a crunchy chicken head! You’ll also get a dish of Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce (lots of stems, but we got our daily dose of fiber), a hot pot of beef stew seasoned with Chinese five-spice powder, and a plate of shredded pork and green beans with a nice touch of garlic. At Jade Fountain, a new $20 bill seems like a lot of money. 5021 Freeport Boulevard, (916) 451-8339.