My husband was born and raised in Hawaii and served his mission in Japan, which means we eat a LOT of Asian food. On Friday we had a few couples from our ward over for an Asian barbeque and this chicken went over really well. It's one of our favorites. I think I'd give it 3 stars.
1 cup white sugar
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup water
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cloves minced garlic
4 tsp hot chili paste (optional)
In a medium saucepan over high heat, whisk together all ingredients except chili paste. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cool, and whisk in chili paste. Place chicken in mixture. Cover and let marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours before preparing chicken as desired (we like it grilled).
Serve with: sticky rice and edamame, maybe some gyoza or yakisoba as well if you're being fancy.