Food Review: Word. @ Upper Thomson Road


Located behind the upcoming Springleaf MRT station of the Thomson-East Coast Line is a newly opened cafe called Word. It has an industrial, rustic theme going on.

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Their menu focuses mainly on Asian fusion-ed with western cuisine, and quite punnily-named menu items as well.

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Cut the Crab (S$15) which is their homemade crab cakes was nicely breaded and pretty salty on its own. The sauce tastes like a combination of a Thousand Island Dressing and a lemon vinaigrette. The pairing went perfectly with each other, toning down the saltiness from the crab cakes.

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The Vongole Le Cream (S$14) was kind of bland and a tad bit more salt would have been nice. It has quite a large portion, pretty creamy and has a similar taste to a carbonara. However it lacks some sort of meat, so this dish is kinda pricey.

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We also ordered the chix lollipop (S$14). The chicken was cooked perfectly. The meat comes off the bone nicely and was tender. It is quite an interesting fusion dish, using the Chinese stir-fry black pepper sauce over braised chicken. Overall very flavorful and tasty.


For dessert, we had the Churros Platter(S$12) which came with 3 different flavors: Original, Red Velvet and Pandan. The churros was quite dense but had a crunch to it. The Red Velvet did not have much difference in flavour compared to the original. The Pandan had quite a subtle taste which did not overpower the original taste of the churros. Their chocolate sauce was slightly too diluted, but the Gula Melaka sauce was pretty amazing.


Now their coffee.

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The cappuccino(S$5) was woody, smooth and light. The flat white was pretty good as well since many cafes fail to pull off a good flat white. The latte tasted fluffy, light and smooth.

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Located at:

906P Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 787110

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