Van and breakfast are synonymous in Turkey, and Van-style breakfast restaurants have opened to fanfare in Istanbul and Ankara, serving regional delicacies such as the famous otlu peynir, a slightly crumbly, potent cheese spiked with an herb called sirmo, locally referred to as ‘wild garlic’. And while some of these establishments may be representing the city well, to truly experience the famous breakfast, you need to go to the source.Paul Benjamin Osterlund (BBC)