• Jennifer Yeo

Skyve Wine Bistro Introduces New À La Carte Menu with Vegan and Gluten-Free Delights

Feeling relaxed in the cosy setting


Nestled within the old Monk’s Hill Secondary school and just a stone’s throw away from Orchard Road, Skyve Wine Bistro provides a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. The name Skyve is a clever pun on the word ‘skive’ (which means to escape from work). 


The interior


Skyve’s ambience is casual and relaxed, making it a haven for chilling out. The names of the food items on the menu instantly puts me in a relaxed mood with notable ones such as the sleeping oysters, the dilly dally appetisers and the languid main course.


Skyve has recently launched a new à la carte menu comprising some gluten-free and vegan options which do not compromise on taste.


The Sleeping Oysters Gaucho and Ume Uni oysters ($36 for half dozen for Ume Uni)


I don’t normally take oysters, but I must say that the Ume Uni oysters are palatable. The sweetness of the Japanese plum and the salty flavours of sea urchin gastrique provide a unique combination which is very refreshing and appetising. I am pleasantly surprised. Slide the entire oyster in your mouth and enjoy the delightful burst of sea flavours with a hint of sweetness.


Uni Spaghettini ($22 for appetiser portion, $38 fr main course portion)


This is one of the most interesting and unique pastas I have tried. With influence from Japan , this is prepared with aburi uni (sea urchin), aburi kazunoko (herring roe) and uni preserves and accentuated with seaweed caviar. It has a distinct umami flavour which is light on the palate and pleasant to the senses.


Soft Shell Crab Amandine ($22)


What I like about this is the skin of the soft shell crab. It is battered in semolina flour, resulting in a crispy exterior and a succulent interior. The yuzu wasabi dressing is also very tantalising, helping to whet my appetite for the main course.


Shoyu Saba ($22)


Diners who are looking for gluten free meals can opt for the shoyu saba (mackerel fillet with crispy root vegetables). 


Daizu portobello burger ($34)


Skyve also has other vegetarian and gluten free options including the daizu portobello burger which is 100% vegetarian and misozuke cod which is 100% gluten free. The former is a burger which is prepared with grilled portobello, spinach, fried tofu, tempeh, Kaiser brioche bun, finished off with a signature Marie Rose sauce and accompanied with truffle fries. 


Misozuke cod ($42)


My favourite is the misozuke cod masterfully prepared with bacon miso corn succotash and accented with red fruit gastrique and scallion. The smoky bacon is beautifully combined with corn which gives it a harmonious balance of sweet and savoury flavours.


Sous vide Hibachi pork ($38++)


The sous vide Hibachi pork is another recommendation. The pork is chargrilled to perfection spiced with a trio of togarashi and accompanied with savoury crackling pork skin, wilted spinach and hearty barley risotto.


Sweet Indulgence Platter ($25)


I have always had an affinity for desserts. Skyve believes in creating sweet treats for every need. The Prefect’s chocolate pudding ($12) is vegan friendly and gluten-free and is meticulously crafted with bananas and avocados and topped with a crunchy oat crumble. The Tarte Au Potiron with a spicy cayenne crème fraiche and crushed speculoos is an interesting twist to the traditional pumpkin pie. 


For those who want to try a bit of everything, you can go for the sweet indulgence platter which offers tiramisu, lime semifreddo, chocolate pudding, pumpkin pie and snicker bar in bite sizes. A rapturous selection of delish treats which concludes the dining experience on a wonderful note.

Skyve Wine Bistro also has a daily weekday 3-course set lunch which is priced from $36++ onwards.


Very satisfied with the Doraemon balloon sculpture


On Thursday evenings, there will be a balloonist cum magician to entertain the diners in the evenings. 


With my family


With restauranteur, Ms Celine Tan 


At the bar counter


The swing in the garden outside Skyve Wine Bistro


Overall, Skyve Wine Bistro is a fabulous place to unwind and indulge in a good meal.  The bistro is located at 10 Windstedt Road, Singapore 227977


For reservations, please call 6225 6690 or visit here.

© 2019 by Jennifer Yeo.