“Lover’s tears” is a delicious cuisine from Amis group who lives at east coast. This lovely cuisine come from a story of an Amis’ husband blamed his wife didn’t take her duty on cooking, because the taste of that course is really bad. However, the procedure of cleaning “lover’s tears” is quite complicated, constantly using water to wash away the gravel and sandstone, this would need a lot of time before it is thoroughly clean. Thus, the wife feel frustrated about her husband denounce and her tear drops fall onto the rain mushroom, that’s why they called rain mushroom as lover’s tears as its nickname. Besides that, the Amis believes rain mushroom is a gift from God, thus it also has a name called “God’s Tears”.
“Lover’s tears” only grow on upland meadows, can be collect after raining. “Lover’s tears” always cooked with slice meat, ginger, onion and chili, sometimes can be cooked with soup. No matter how it’s cooked, fried or soup, the taste of rain mushroom is really great.
Feeling hungry? Then come and visit to Hualien Dongdamue Night Market, this is a Street of Aborigine Night Market, this dish can be found here to curb your appetite.（Photograph by Shin-Kai Lin）
Information on Hualien Dongdamue Night Market
1.Opening Hours: 6pm – 11pm on weekdays, 5:30pm-12am on weekends.
2.Address: Ln. 41, Jhongshan Rd., Hualien City, Hualien County 970, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
3.Transportation: Take any of the following Hualien Buses (1123、1126、1128 、1129、1131、1132、1133、1136、1139、1141、105) , get off at Hualien terminal station.