Ah Na is an illegal immigrant in New York City who finds employment in a Chinese restaurant. Fleeing from the persecution of her native village in China, Ah Na discovers that more oppression awaits her in America. In a naive quest for the American Dream, Ah Na begins visiting Grand Central Station’s ‘Golden Palace‘, where Caucasian men go to pick up immigrant women. It is there that she meets Jack, a slick suburbanite who proves to fall devastatingly short of delivering Ah Na a comfortable new life. Ah Na’s realisation of her outsider status allows her to come into her own and acquire a renewed sense of independence.