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Dec 23, 2008 05:06 AM

aux vivres' dragon sauce [moved from Quebec board]

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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  1. 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


      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

        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!

      2. 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

          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. What is this sauce used for?

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

            1. 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

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

                1. re: kiki203

                  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

                    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!