About Us


I'm Nobuko Takasu, CEO & Founder of Fukuya Foods. I was born in Hiroshima, Japan, and have been a resident of Vancouver for over 20 years. I love fresh seafood and enjoy experimenting with new recipes in the comfort of my own home. As a native Japanese, I am delighted to be an importer of high-quality, nutritious food from my homeland.

I'm Toby Lau, President and Co-Founder of Fukuya Foods. I was born in Hong Kong and have been a resident of Vancouver for over 30 years. I started cooking at home when I was in my early teens and continue to do so regularly for my family.  I enjoy simple and comfort food at home. I've always loved Japan, and I can't get enough of its food and culture.

In 2018, a simple Japanese souvenir, wakame seaweed, piqued our interest in exploring Japanese food options. We had no idea preserved wakame seaweed (Enzo Wakame) could taste so good until we tried it!  A quick internet search reveals that wakame seaweed has numerous health benefits.  We were so excited we travelled to see the producer on Awaji Island.  We returned home with suitcases full of wakame seaweed and other seafood.

Not long after, when our supply of goodies ran out, we decided to buy more and have them shipped directly to Vancouver. At the same time, we realized from previous trips to Japan that there are many different varieties of Japanese groceries and cooking ingredients that we don't have in Vancouver. We then decided to import high-quality, nutritious, and fresh Japanese food for ourselves and the community. We also want to promote healthy home cooking using imported Japanese ingredients.  Welcome to Fukuya Foods!

Fukuya Foods is always looking for new and innovative ideas! Please contact us if you have any recommendations!! Please feel free to provide any feedback as we are constantly looking for ways to improve.