In large saute pan heat oil and cook the meat and garlic until chicken is cooked through.
Add the ingredients for the sauce (ginger,soy sauce, water, chili paste, sesame oil, sugar, pepper and chili flakes) and simmer for 4-5 minutes to meld the flavours. If you are concerned about the level of spiciness, add the chili paste a teaspoon at a time, tasting between additions. The full tablespoon was perfect for our tastes with just the right amount of heat but it could be too much for more sensitive palates.
Serve in bowls with rice and steamed broccoli. Garnish with a shake of sesame seeds, a sprinkling of green onion, and cucumber pickles.
In a food container, combine all ingredients and set aside for at least 30 minutes. For best results if time allows, set aside in the refrigerator for several hours or over night.