I have a few go-to recipes in my arsenal and this is most definitely one of them. A perfect combination of heat, sweet and sour, it compliments vegetables, fish or chicken well, without overpowering the flavor of the main component.
And it will leave a little tingle on your tongue in the process.
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
For more heat, add a bit more of the garlic chili paste. More sour, more vinegar. If using for fish a bit of citrus may be nice, and apple cider vinegar if using for pork with pork. The recipe is very adaptable and you should feel free to have fun with it.