Excellent on chicken or pork, or coat chicken tender pieces in the sauce and garnish with sesame seeds for a fancy Thai bite bar menu special.
Thai Sweet and Spicy Sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup white sugar
4 peeled garlic cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon hot red pepper flakes
In a small sauce pan bring vinegar to a boil, stir in sugar and reduce heat. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Finely mince or press the garlic cloves and add to pot along with the salt. Stir in the hot pepper flakes and remove from heat. Cool the sauce in the fridge until ready to serve.
Ps October 2013, if you can get your hands on fresh Thai Chilies then use one or two of those diced up really fine in the sauce instead. Also Try honey instead of sugar, I like the extra flavor it adds.