Tempeh Dogs

Aux Vivres restaurant is well known for its Dragon Sauce, which accompanies wraps and bowls, yum! Here is the version I make at home, Tempeh hot dogs with Dragon sauce.

This is THE recipe to make you love tempeh, I swear!

Tips for lazy persons

Sometimes, when I feel really lazy, I skip the garnish steps and put only shredded carrots. Also, you can buy smoked onion tempeh and Dragon sauce at an Aux Vivres store or in some supermarkets, such as Avril.


Prep : 20 min

Marinate : 30 min

Cooking : 10 min

Servings : 6 hot dogs


Marinated tempeh

  • 1 block (240 g) nature tempeh (I used Noble Bean tempeh)

  • 4 Tbsp soy sauce

  • 4 Tbsp maple syrup

  • 3 Tbsp neutral oil (I used sunflower oil)

  • 1 tsp rice vinegar

  • 1 tsp sesame oil


  • 2 medium sized carrots, shredded

  • 1 small beet, shredded

  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar

  • ¼ tsp sugar

Dragon sauce

  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil

  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce

  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup

  • 2 Tbsp water

  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  • 6 hot dog buns


Marinated tempeh

  1. Cut the tempeh into 6 strips.

  2. In an airtight container, add all the ingredients for the marinated tempeh. Close the container and shake. Set aside for at least 30 minutes to marinate the tempeh.

  3. Tempeh strips can be cooked in a frying pan in a little oil over medium heat or on the BBQ. Make sure to turn them regularly, until the strips are golden brown.


  1. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the garnish.


  1. Put all the ingredients for the sauce in a blender and mix.


  1. Assemble the hot dogs. Put a tempeh strip in a hot dog bun. Spread sauce and add some garnish.

Recipe inspired by La bouche pleine : http://bouchepleine.com/2013/02/15/recette-la-divine-sauce-dragon-du-restaurant-aux-vivres/