A bowl of Sabao Fish Soup (a Filipino-style soup done Chef Maka's way) is the perfect cure for whatever ails you.
Slice the garlic, ginger and onion. Rinse and chop the lemongrass. Sauté the garlic, ginger, onion, and lemongrass in canola oil in a large pot until tender, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the chili peppers, patis, and water. Bring to a boil, then add the fish and shrimp. Add the tomatoes, green onions, basil, cilantro, and soy sauce. Set heat to medium and let simmer for 10 minutes. Shrimp is cooked when it turns red in color. Taste and add additional seasoning as desired. Enjoy with hot rice.