Mix all the ingredients up to the black pepper, stir to combine, reserve.
In a hot wok or frying pan, add the oil and the onions, saute the onions in medium heat until transparent, about 5 minutes. Add the bay leaf, the garlic, and ginger and saute for 1 minute more. Add the chilies, and the minced "chicken", saute for 3 minutes more, add the basil, stir for 1 minute more, add the sauce and saute for 2 minutes.
Turn off the heat, serve it with a side of jasmine rice or rice noodles.