About Us

I’m Toby Lau the Founder of Fukuya Foods.  I’m originated from Hong Kong and have been living in Vancouver for over 30 years.  I started cooking at home in my early teens and I’m still cooking on a regular basis for my family.  I enjoy simple and comfort food at home.   Japan is my ultimate travel destination and I can never get enough of Japan’s food and culture.

I’m Nobuko Takasu the Co-Founder of Fukuya Foods.  I was born and raised in Hiroshima, Japan and have been living in Vancouver for over 20 years.  I love quality seafood and I enjoy creating different recipes from the comfort of my own home.  Being a native Japanese I’m very proud to be an importer of quality & healthy food from my home country.  

In 2018, a simple souvenir from Japan, wakame seaweed, ignited our interest into exploring food options from Japan.  We never knew 塩蔵生わかめ “preserved wakame seaweed” can taste so good until we tried it for ourselves!  A simple online search also reveals the amazing health benefits of wakame seaweed.  We loved it so much we planned a visited to the producer on Awaji Island.  We came home with suitcases full of wakame seaweed and other seafood products.

Not too long after when our supply of goodies were running low we decided to purchase more and arranged to have them shipped directly to Vancouver.  At the same time, from previous visits to Japan, we realized there are many different varieties of Japanese groceries and cooking ingredients that we don't have in Vancouver.  From that point we decided we want to import quality, healthy, and fresh Japanese food for our personal use and for the community.  We also want to promote healthy home cooking with imported Japanese ingredients.  Welcome to Fukuya Foods!

At Fukuya Foods, we’re always on the look out for great ideas!  Feel free to reach out to us for any recommendation!!  We're always looking for improvements so please provide any feedback you may have.  Thank you for your support!