For our last blog post, we were in Erciş on the northern shores of Lake Van watching the amazing site that is the inci kefal (pearl mullet) attempting to swim upstream for spawning season. For today’s post, we’re staying in Erciş and it’s the same day. We’d taken photos of the fish – lots of photos – we’d sat and watched and pondered nature, we’d climbed down to the rapids to get a closer look and we’d walked further downstream to watch the seagulls diving for the pick of the bunch.
The seagulls were having their fill and now it was time for us to go and eat (we did a lot of eating while we were in the east).
On the opposite side of this narrow pathway, facing the barbecue, is a small building with an equally small square hatch. We can’t see the person inside. Waiters hang around there and occasionally, a sizzling clay pot slides from the hatch into view. The cooks here must argue every day about who’s not on güveç duty. It must be roasting inside here. The alabalık güveç has been strongly recommended by our friend so I opt for that.
- Yeşil Erciş Alabalık Tesisi is just off the main Van-Ağrı Yolu in Erciş. It’s well-signposted in the area.
View the location centred on our map of Turkey.