Edmond restauratuer banks on fresh, from scratch for breakfast and lunch Retro Hash

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EDMOND, OKLAHOMA -- You can look around Vetiana Phiasiripanyo's Edmond kitchen.

No microwave ovens here.

He opens the Hash Retro Diner himself every morning no later than 4:00AM so he can make just about everything on the menu from scratch.

"The pancake batter, the waffle batter, fries, country potatoes, hash browns," he lists.

The bacon here is hand cured.

"With brown sugar and Himalayan pink salt," says Vet.  "Then add maple syrup which we make in-house."

He makes the biscuits from his own mix, sausages, pickles, and ketchup too.

"We have to start fresh every day," he says, "These guys (in the kitchen) they hate me for it but I think, in the long run, my customers will appreciate it."

Good ingredients, cooked fresh, it takes a little more time, but he insists it makes a difference.

It's been less than six months since the Hash Retro opened.

Chris Phillips should know because he helped Vet plan it all out.

Phillips says of Vet, "He already had all the recipes. That's all him. All we did is help him with costs and getting the right products he wanted."

Phillips, who works for U.S. Foods, also nominated Phiasiripanyo for something called a 'Culinary Genius Award'.

Of more than 1,000 entrants, Vet served up as a regional winner.

Phillips continues, "It excites you when you're a food fanatic to see people put recipes together and what they can generate and produce."

"Yeah," agrees Vet. "It's a privilege and it wasn't just me. It was the whole crew. It was a team effort."

Culinary genius isn't something Vet is willing to call himself, but he knows what it takes to make a good meal.

So do his customers who come in to order his breakfasts all day long.

"Everything is good," says one regular customer. "It's fresh and it's quick."

Good food, after all, comes from simple stuff.

Mix it yourself.

Then work hard to serve it fresh, and how can you go wrong?

The Hash Retro Diner is open 6AM to 2PM every day. The address is 1149 E. 2nd Street in Edmond.

Their facebook page is www.facebook.com/HRDEdmond

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