About Yau Brothers
For more than 30 years, Yau Brothers has been supplying oriental groceries to the food-lovers of Southampton - and that wealth of experience means we know exactly what our customers want today. That’s why our range of 3000 products, now available to the whole of the UK, is made up of the most authentic, trusted brands that provide a true taste of home.
From beansprouts in the basement…
The Yau Brothers story starts with an entrepreneurial individual who came from Hong Kong to the UK. After working as a waiter in a Chinese restaurant, Raymond Yau established his own takeaway in Southampton - and began growing bean sprouts in the basement. As the beans sprouted, so did the business. Raymond started selling his bean sprouts to local restaurants - and he soon switched the takeaway for a shop selling oriental ingredients. Decades later, and the store is somewhat bigger - aisle upon aisle of the best ingredients in the business. If you’re local to Southampton, you can visit the store for the full experience, and even if you’re the opposite end of the country, you can take a virtual visit to get some inspiration from our shelves!