Biltong, drywors and boerewors are the foods most missed by South Africans living in London, according to a survey.

“It's not surprising that three of the foods that came up in our top ten list were of Dutch origin - biltong, drywors and boerewors,” said Ryan Mackie from SA Hotels, which conducted the research.

“It's interesting to see the long-term impact the Dutch have had on South Africa's current-day culture.”

These three high-protein favourites were followed by Sparletta Creme Soda, Simba Nik Naks and Mrs Balls Chutney.

The other four foods making the top 10 were Peppermint Crisp, Ouma Rusks, maize meal (pap) and Tennis biscuits.

The research was done in London, where about half of the estimated 140,000 South Africans living in the UK are found.

Researchers interviewed the owners of South African food stores in the UK to find out what foods they sold most, and consulted expatriates through email, phone and Facebook. - Sapa