Thai food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world, and Thais love to eat; in fact, Thai restaurants, street stalls and pubs are more than simply places to eat, they are places for people to get together and enjoy each other’s company as well as dine on some incredibly tasty Thai dishes. Eating in Thailand is an attraction in its own right! In addition to Thai restaurants serving affordable and delicious Thai food, Thailand features numerous foreign eateries that serve authentic European, Middle Eastern and other Asian cuisines. Bangkok offers the greatest selection of authentic foreign restaurants, though tourist destinations, including Phuket, Samui, Phuket, Chiang Mai and Pattaya, have a wide selection of dining options for visitors and expatriates from nearly every region on earth. The following pages provide detailed information about the best places to find and eat authentic Thai food and other types of cuisine, particularly in areas that contain Thailand’s premier medical facilities.