Photo by Mayette Garcia of Chicharon Bulaklak & Crispy Pata
The phrase putok batok (sometimes hyphenated as putok-batok) refers to meals that can cause the eater to have a heart attack or stroke due to its very unhealthy nature.
For example are foods that are heavy and have meat as a primary ingredient, such as crispy pata and sisig.
Chicharon with all that fat and even the meat still attached…
Think of Daboy’s Special Backfat chicharon… Eating even a single piece could possibly cause you to go into cardiac arrest!