For melt-in-your-mouth char siu with the right ratio of fat and meat, try TNR by Sean & Angie in Petaling Jaya.
This non-halal restaurant offers a wide variety on its menu. You’ll find Hakka noodles, wanton mee, chicken rice, fried wanton, and many other side dishes.
Read on to learn more about the humble beginnings of TNR by Sean & Angie and what you can order here.
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About TNR By Sean & Angie
TNR by Sean and Angie started in 2009. They single-handedly managed both the kitchen and the business of the first outlet.
The original name of the eatery was Toast and Roast. And the first location was on SS2/72. Which is 10 minutes from the current premises.
When the business grew, a lengthy family feud led to Sean and Angie stepping out and starting fresh at Chow Yang.
Sean and Angie named this Chow Yang outlet”my Toast n Roast.” But later renamed the outlet to”TnR By Sean & Angie.” Since regulars were associating the restaurant with their name.
Today, TNR by Sean and Angie is now a pork roastery with a steady stream of regulars and food delivery orders.
The shop is distinguishable from a grey billboard with a pig and a fork.
Ease Of Parking At TNR By Sean & Angie
Nestled in a narrow strip of street with little parking, it can be difficult to find a spot here.
There are many office workers on weekdays and a stream of church-goers a few doors away.
You’ll save time if you park in the residential neighborhood, which is only a 5-minute walk away.
Ambiance At TNR By Sean & Angie
The ambiance in this Chinese restaurant is simple and neat:
The open-air restaurant has good ventilation and air circulation. The interior is cool despite the temperamental Malaysian weather.
Besides this, air-conditioning and spacious layout provides optimal airflow.
There is a masculine touch to the interior with gray industrial walls.
Black beams provide contrast while the wood-paneled tables soften the look.
On the walls are newspaper articles about the restaurant. As well as a caricature of Angie and Sean.
Service At TNR By Sean & Angie
Since the restaurant is usually full during lunch, you have to wait at least 15 minutes for the food.
There are only 3 waiters serving the crowd. So, you may have to go all the way to the cashier counter to get their attention.
After your meal, save yourself the wait by going to the cashier directly and paying the bill. Instead of summoning the waiter to your table.
Note: The restaurant only accepts cash and eWallet. You can’t pay by credit card or debit card here.
Signature Dishes At TNR By Sean And Angie
TNR by Sean and Angie serves one of the best roast pork (char siew) in town.
Caramelized to perfection and coated in a glossy glaze:
The char siew makes for a juicy bite. It melts in your mouth, so you do not have to chew a lot to chow down the pieces of meat.
If you prefer your meat fatty or lean, let the staff know and they’ll select the best cuts for you.
Additionally, the char siew sauce on the rice is well-balanced and appetizing. Without being too sweet.
Their rendition of siew yoke (roasted pork belly) is just as good. The jiggly fat balances out the lean bites of meat. We like the slightly burnt undertones of the crispy roast skin.
Noodles At TNR by Sean and Angie
Noodle lovers will be spoilt with choices with the wide selection on the menu.
Latjiu Hakka noodles are a chewy, springy addition. Sprinkled with fried onions, spring onions, and crispy fried pork lard, this dish can be greasy. It comes with pork lard, ground meat, and the signature chili paste.
Well-seasoned (without being too black) char siu and minced pork add texture to this dish.
Wanton Noodles with Char Siu has a generous serving of springy egg noodles in a flavorful broth. Pickled green chilies and two pieces of wanton follow this dish.
Other Dishes At TNR By Sean & Angie
You can also pair your main dishes with an array of light snacks. Like fried meat dumplings (sui kow), spicy sui kow dumplings, crispy fish rolls, and bean curd.
For dessert, there is the crème caramel. We like the silky-smooth texture of the village (kampung) egg pudding. But the bitter aftertaste of burnt palm sugar syrup is an acquired taste.
But the syrup has the right consistency and is suitable for slurping up.
Pricing At TNR By Sean & Angie
The average price of a plate of rice or noodles is about RM12, while drinks cost under RM5.
Given the rising price of pork, a satiating meal for 2 people is quite affordable at no more than RM40.
TNR By Sean & Angie is a pork roast eatery that has withstood great challenges over time. Tender roast char siew draws in the crowd in flocks from near and far.
Another place to get tasty roasted pork: The Butcher’s Table at SS2.