One of the more noted vegan restaurants in Montreal is Aux Vivre, where they are famous for their bowls… Not the china, what they put in the bowls. I have been there a few times, and its true, the bowls are unique and scrumptious! Living in Toronto, I don’t get to Montreal all that often, so I decided to make my own version. Not only is it really pretty, jam pack full of healthy ingredients, totally customizable, easy to make, but I bet you will make it again and again! So here is my recipe for the Dragon Bowl. Why is it called a “Dragon Bowl”? It could be because of the spiky backed tofu, it could be some relation to China as it’s sort of a mostly raw stir-fry, or I think, most likely because its so yummy even a dragon would go vegan for this dish.
For the Sauce:
Couple Big Spoonfuls of Nutitional Yeast
Big Spoonful of Tahini
a Glug of Olive Oil
Spoonful of Maple Syrup
Splash of Soy Sauce
1-2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
Shake of Chili Powder (optional)
For the Bowl:
White Miso Paste
Cook your brown rice. A tip I learned about how to cook brown rice, if you don’t have one of those fancy rice cookers, is to cook it like pasta! I used about a cup and a half of dry rice and rinsed it. Bring a big pot of water to a boil, and toss in the rice. Boil away and test to see when it is cooked. Around 15 minutes. Drain in a colander, and serve.
Prepare you veggies. Use a mandolin or potato peeler to get nice ribbons of carrot. Do the same with the radish. It may seem fussy, but it is so pretty and nice to eat this way. Peel the beet, then grate it on a cheese grater. Chop up a mound of cilantro, slice your avocado, and defrost or cook your edamame beans. (Mine were pre-cooked and frozen).
To assemble the bowl, put a couple scoops of the brown rice in the bottom, then make little piles of each ingredient on top. Pour a smaller bowl of the sauce (you will want a lot) and serve the two bowls together. To eat you pour some of the sauce ontop. I like to pick away at the different flavours, or you could stir it all up. Up to you!