(CNN) — Given that one of the first things Thais ask each other when they meet up is “Have you eaten yet?” it’s clear this is a nation that’s extremely passionate about its eats.You want to know how good a Thai restaurant is? Don’t look at the menu, the decor or even the prices. Look at the number of people inside. That’s your quality indicator.In celebration of Bangkok‘s fantastic cuisine and the restaurants that have perfected it, we’ve rounded up 40 of the Thai dishes we couldn’t imagine living without.Some are world famous, others are more obscure, but they’re all worth trying, at least once. If you’ve got your own favorite that we missed, let us know in the comments box below.