Marinate chicken mid wings in all the marinade ingredients for at least 15 minutes.
Heat a large saucepan or pot on medium high heat.
Saute garlic and ginger until it starts to brown.
Then add chicken only, reserving the marinade.
Brown chicken, and add cinnamon stick, star anise, reserved marinade, potatoes and water.
Bring to a boil, add sugar, reduce heat to a simmer.
Cook for 20-25 minutes. Until potatoes and chicken is tender, and liquid reduced.
Season to taste with more soy sauce if needed.
Remove from heat and serve.