Have You ever Tried “Van Kahvaltı” Breakfast

Van is a city in eastern Turkey’s Van Province, located on the eastern shore of Lake Van. The city has a long history as a major urban area. The Van breakfast, arguably the most famous in Turkey, features at least 20 products such as herbal cheese, made with a mixture of various herbs unique to the region; martuğa, made with flour, butter and egg; and kavut, made with ground wheat…

Van province, which distinguishes itself from many other provinces with its history, culture and nature, is a unique province also with its food culture. The local people are generally occupied with animal husbandry, therefore a rich cuisine culture is created based on the milk and milk products. The honey obtained at the plateaus and the tea infused with the water from Van’s own springs can be added into this range of tastes. The increasing number and variety of products obtained from animal husbandry in time, laid the foundation for the creation of Van breakfast culture and cuisine. The fact that Van province is on the silk road played a role in the creation of this breakfast tradition. Van breakfast table’s top feature is, it completely consists of natural products. The breakfast table includes Van honey, butterfat, yoghurt cream, churn butter, tzatziki, various cheese types, scrambled eggs with garlic sausages-deep fried meat, olive, kavut, gencirun etc. various tastes. There are nearly 60 Van Breakfast Tables today in Van.