Thais love to eat — and we love Thai food most of all. Given that one of the first things we ask each other when we meet up is "Have you eaten yet?" it's clear this is a nation that's extremely passionate about its eats.

Coming for a visit and staying in Thailand? It’s so easy to get excellent food anywhere in Thailand, so as tough as it was to highlight only 20, I’ve finally narrowed down my list of must-try Thai dishes I can not live without.

1. Goong Chae Nam Plaa

Fresh raw prawns marinated in spicy fish sauce.

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Credit: wongnai.com

2. Kuai Tiao Gai Mara

Noodles Chicken bitter gourd stewed.

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Credit: mitrphol.com

3. Pla Kapong Neung Manao

Steamed Fish in Lemon sauce.

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Credit: kapook.com

4. Or Suan

Oyster Omelette.

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5. Hoi Krang Luok

Steamed blanched clam with Thai sour seafood.

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Credit: wongnai.com

6. Kow Pad Tom Yam Talay

Seafood Tom Yum Fried Rice.

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Credit: i-chef.co.th

7. Kao Ka Moo

Slow-Braised Pork Leg on Rice.

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Credit: manager.co.th

8. Khao Man Gai Tod

Fried Chicken with Rice.

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9. Suki Haeng Talay

Thai Style Fried Seafood Sukiyaki.

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Credit: mthai.com

10. Talay Tung

Crispy Spicy Seafood Bucket.

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Credit: wongnai.com

11. Kaeng Som Kung Pak-Plung

Hot and Sour Prawns Soup with Ceylon Spinach and Fried Omelette.

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12. Guay Tiew Tom Yum

Tom Yum Noodle Soup

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13. Khao Pad Kra Pao Moo Krob

Stir Fried Crispy Pork with Holy Basil.

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Credit: Nonzoznon

14. Pad Pak Boong Fai Dang

Stir Fried Chinese Morning Glory.

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15. Gaeng Keaw Wan Kai

Thai Green Curry with Chicken.

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16. Khao Pad Nam Prik Pla Tu

Shrimp Paste Sauce Fried Rice with Fried Mackerel

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Credit: ginraidee.com

17. Yam Pla-Duk Fu

Thai Crispy Fish with Green Mango Salad.

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Credit: kapook.com

18. Tom Sab Kradook Moo On

Pork Spare Ribs in Spicy and Sour Soup with Herbs.

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Credit: knorr.com

19. Sai On Yang

Roasted Pork Chitterlings.

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Credit: wongnai.com

20. Khao Tom Pla Kra-Pong

Thai Style Rice Porridge with Barramundi.

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Credit: knorr.com

Are you a fan of Thai cuisine? Do you agree with my selection or have I missed your favourite? Share your must-try dishes below 🙂