Leslie and Susan Joe immigrated to Canada in 1956, where they recognized a demand for tofu in Vancouver’s Chinese community.
Leslie and Susan began making small batches of fresh tofu in the back of their grocery store, Sunrise Market.
It did not take long for Sunrise Market to develop loyal customers in the community.
As the demand for tofu grew throughout the 60’s and 70’s, so did the business.
In 1983, factory space was purchased nearby to transition the small operation into a large scale manufacturing plant.
Over 50 years later, Sunrise Market still operates and Sunrise Soya Foods is Canada'a largest manufacturer of tofu.