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Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Waffle Burger


This post is only to be a long one as there are 3 recipes needed to build this amazing waffle burger! The waffle burger is made of perfectly grilled juicy Lemongrass Chicken lays on a bed of Asian Slaw, and sandwiched between savory Herb and Cheese Waffles!

This was inspired by a friend who recently bought a waffle pan and shared her delicious creation, which got me itching to try making my first waffle (this one). I didn’t know how much interest I will maintain for waffle making, so I decided to buy myself a $29 waffle iron. Cheap, but good enough! There’s a little bit of inactive time needed but prep-ing and cooking it was pretty quick and easy.


When my husband asked me what are we having for dinner a night before, I told him, “Do you like waffles?”. His reply was,”For dinner? No, not really.” But I made it anyway. And on that night we were having this, this was what he said.

Husband: “Hmmm, this is something different.” *takes a bite
Husband: “I think we might be on to something here!” *takes another bite
Me: “So what do you think?”
Husband: “It’s really delicious! Ok, you’ve turned me. Do we have anymore?!”
So now the husband is a convert!

The kids were delighted to have waffles for dinner. They both had an open face burger, and requested for another serving of waffle. My 3 year old asked if I can make her waffles again the next day. I’m so glad both the husband and kids enjoyed it!! After this recipe, I went online and bought myself an good (by reviews) electric waffle iron that so happened to be on sale! 🙂

Herb and Cheese Waffle

Servings 4


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup corn flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp grated onion
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Mix flour, corn flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a mixing bowl.
  • Pour in egg and buttermilk, then mix.
  • Add melted butter, parsley, and onion.
  • Mix until JUST combined. Do not overmix.
  • Pour into plastic container, cling wrap, and poke a hole with a toothpick.
  • Leave it in the chiller for 30 mins or overnight for the baking agent to work its magic.
  • When ready to cook, fold in your cheese into the batter.
  • Heat waffle iron on med heat and lightly spray with oil to prevent sticking.
  • When pan is hot, pour in about 1/4 cup batter. cover and allow to cook to desired colour.
  • I cooked mine for 3 minutes each side.
  • Gently remove waffles and place on wire rack to cool. This is an important step if you want your waffle to remain crisp and not soggy.


Adapted from inspiredtaste


Grilled Lemongrass Chicken & Asian Slaw

Serves 4-5


Asian Slaw

  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cucumber cut into matchsticks
  • 3 cups shredded napa cabbage
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • Salt & black pepper to taste

Grilled Lemongrass Chicken

  • 5 boneless chicken thighs I removed the skin
  • 2 garlic finely minced
  • 3 lemongrass ends and woody parts removed, minced
  • 1-2 shallots minced
  • 3 tablespoon parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1-1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 or half chilli padi seeded finely chopped (optional) I added in later while making the sauce so the kids' chicken isn't spicy
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Oil to grease pan

To Serve

  • Wild rocket salad
  • Herb and cheese waffles
  • Grilled Lemongrass Chicken
  • Asian Slaw
  • Prepared sauce


Asian Slaw

  • Toss all the ingredients together and let it sit in the chiller for at least 30 mins.

Grilled Lemongrass Chicken

  • Add all the ingredients except oil into a large ziplock bag.
  • Toss well to make sure ingredients are evenly spread out and coats chicken nicely.
  • Leave in chiller to marinate for at least 30 mins to overnight.
  • Take chicken out 5-10 mins before grilling.
  • Lightly grease pan and turn heat up to med high.
  • Grill chicken for 6-8 mins or until cooked through, flipping occasionally.
  • While the chicken cooks, pour remaining marinate into a heavy bottom pan.
  • Add 1/4 cup water and bring to boil.
  • Lower heat and allow to reduce, stirring occasionally until sauce thickens.

To Serve

  • Build your waffle burger with waffle, slaw, chicken brushed with some sauce, wild rocket, and top with waffle.


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  • Reply
    14 November, 2014 at 3:46 am

    Hi Shar, your lemongrass chicken waffle burger is calling my name. :)) I need 2 burger, please.
    Wow…wow.. this is really fantastic and finger licking good. You're an excellent chef, 2 thumbs up for you. Nice click. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a nice day, regards.

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    MonuTeena RecipesPassion
    14 November, 2014 at 4:38 am

    wow another beautifuk recipe at your place 😛 pass me the whole burger 😀

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    28 January, 2015 at 1:56 am

    May I know what type of waffle maker are you using? I am thinking of getting one but can't decide between the stove-top one or the wired one.

    • Reply
      28 January, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog! I have both stove top waffle maker (Brandless from qoo10) and the electric one (Kenwood) I have to say both works equally well. But the electric one is a little more convenient given the light indicator to tell you that the waffle is done, and it cooks both sides at the same time. Stove top have to turn manually. 🙂 I hope it helps!

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    Antojo en tu cocina
    16 April, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Delicious! Y love yoour blog 🙂

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