The flavors of this dish are good but I think it would be improved overall by adding more vegetables. Just a personal preference, I am sure.
I'll admit that I don't like to eat a ton of meat so I left in the bacon but subbed the ground pork for firm tofu that I had frozen and then thawed, squeezed the water out of, dry sauteed, and then marinated in the recipe's five-spice powder and sesame oil, then cooked again. I really like tofu but I realize this would not be an acceptable substitute for some (many?) people. For me, it was fine, and I'd make this again with more vegetables added in.