We followed the recipe exactly and found it just way too sweet. I'm sorry to be negative but it really took away from our enjoyment.
This is really, really good. As with most great recipes, you can adjust the ingredients "to taste" and still turn out a wonderful dish. I added hot chile pepper flakes and left out the sugar. I ate this sauce over a bed of stir-fry vegetables, grilled chicken and spaghetti noodles - sort of a Thai style lo main - and it was yummy. Thanks! This one's a keeper.