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aux vivres' dragon sauce [moved from Quebec board]

kiki203 Dec 23, 2008 05:06 AM

does anyone know the ingredients in aux vivres' dragon sauce? I know there is nutrional yeast but for the life of me I cannot figure out the other ingredients.

Any alternative "raw" dressings would be great too!


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    bobloblaw Feb 7, 2009 05:56 AM

    I hesitate to post the ingredients list... only because this sauce is amazingly good, and seems to be a secret recipe (I've googled and haven't found a dragon sauce recipe with these ingredients)

    but I can tell you how I found out:
    I was having brunch at the juice counter (it was a Saturday and it was packed) and the lady next to me chatted up the counter lady about the dragon bowl she just had. The counter lady pulled out a duo-tang and read out the ingredients, there are 6. One of them definitely nutri yeast. To help you on your way to figuring it out, another is maple syrup.

    I suppose you could say you have a serious allergy to get the full list from them. I haven't had time to work on figuring out the proportions of the dragon sauce, but I'd also love to figure out the choco-classique smoothie too.

    2 Replies
    1. re: bobloblaw
      sethgodin May 29, 2009 05:38 PM


      I bought a whole bottle last trip, only to have it confiscated at airport security.

      I have the nutritional yeast standing by. I have the maple syrup. Please share. It's a matter of compassion at this point.


      1. re: bobloblaw
        afoodyear May 30, 2009 11:55 AM

        If you overheard a staff member reading the recipe to another customer, it can't be much of a heavily guarded secret :) Might as well spill it!

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        everyonelovessushi May 29, 2009 07:19 PM

        This is just a google search.

        2 1/2 tbsp mined garlic
        4 tbsp minced ginger
        2 heaping soup spoon tahini
        1 heaping soup spoon miso
        4 tbsp nutritional yeast
        1 tbsp tamari
        4 tbsp maple syrup
        1/8 cup water

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        1. re: everyonelovessushi
          jazzann Jul 31, 2010 02:05 PM

          I tried the recipe above and it's good, but it does not taste like Aux Vivres dragon sauce... Much too much garlic (my boy friend will never kiss me agaiin), too much ginger and may be too much maple sirup. I found another recipe, from somebody who worked Aux vivres... here it is (Though I find very strange that there isn't any Tahini in there... I would add some... after tasting the original recipe, of course!)

          Dragon Sauce
          The sweetness of this recipe compliments the tempeh and veggies quite nicely.

          1/4 cup nutritional yeast
          3 tbsp grapeseed or olive oil
          2 tbsp. maple syrup
          2 tbsp. tamari soy sauce
          2 tbsp. filtered water
          1 large or 2 medium cloves garlic

          Aux Vivres
          4631 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T1R2, CA

        2. hungryann May 30, 2009 12:35 PM

          What is this sauce used for?

          1. jo_jo_ba Aug 9, 2010 12:53 PM

            According to MeanSoyBean.com the ingredients are: nutritional yeast, turmeric, garlic, miso, maple syrup and flax oil, but no poportions.

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              Jbomb Dec 8, 2010 01:57 PM

              Don't know if this thread is dead but here's a very good approximation of aux vivres dragon sauce that my friend shared with me:

              1/2 cup nutritional yeast
              1/2 cup oil
              1/4 cup tamari
              1/4 cup maple syrup
              Ginger (~1" piece or more)
              garlic (~1/2 clove or more)
              thin with water if necessary

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              1. re: Jbomb
                kiki203 Jun 18, 2012 10:08 AM

                Thank you for these, but the recipe isn't quite right. I'm not sure why its so hard to replicate!

                1. re: kiki203
                  monicac5555 Jul 3, 2012 10:26 AM

                  so, if your up for messing around, I heard there may be tamarind paste inside, and also, the nutritional yeast could maybe be toasted?
                  I am also on a mission to figure it out! let me know if you do!

                  1. re: monicac5555
                    hwertheim Jul 6, 2012 04:52 PM

                    Also, does anyone know what they marinate the tofu in for the Thai sandwich that has the dragon sauce? I know there are kaffir lime leaves, but my marinade fell very short....And my addiction is expensive as we live in Ottawa and have to travel to Aux Vivres!

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                Bourke87 Jan 12, 2014 10:14 AM

                I don't know if anyone is still following this but these are the ingredients as listed on the bottle sold at the restaurant, I don't know the exact amounts but if anyone figures it out please post back.

                Organic nutritional yeast
                Organic wheat free tamari
                Sunflower oil
                Sea salt
                Organic sugar

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