Thai Cane Baskets – Perfect For Me

Thai cane baskets Nong Khai

Thai Cane Baskets – Bargain Hunting

I decided I needed some Thai cane baskets and knew just the place to buy them. Nothing too big, just large enough for a good-size portion of chips and two or three sausages. Hot snack baskets were what I wanted and Tha Sadet Indo-China market in Nong Khai would be the ideal place to find them. The market sold everything made under the sun and plenty of things melted by it. That said, Tha Sadet has heaps of decent quality items for sure.

We arrived in Nong Khai, safely parked the car and headed to the market. I didn’t expect to have to hunt too deep to find my Thai cane baskets because I’d seen them aplenty in the market before. Indeed, the second store we passed displayed a sign saying ‘Any 4 baskets 100 baht’. Lady Luck must have been travelling in the back seat of our motor.

I chose three baskets, ideal for what I wanted and Wilai picked out a wastebasket for our bedroom. Quite a catch for 100 baht.

Thai cane basket filled with snacks

Tha Sadet paraded its normal fuse of glad rags, handbags, pots, pans, candles and many things that Google wouldn’t find. As usual, we spent an hour or so browsing the stalls buying budget items we needed, some we probably didn’t want and a few that might break on our cross country trip back to the village.

Sometimes Simple is Best

onion rings in a Thai cane basket

I can’t afford luxury living so sometimes simple is best and will do. My Thai cane baskets echo that. I’ve used the baskets plenty so far but finding greaseproof paper was a more difficult task. After many fruitless searches, I handed the task to Wilai and within hours greaseproof paper arrived.

The baskets are excellent for my needs and so easy to clean. They are also handy things to lay aside your pens, keys, must-do lists and playthings.

In sum, 100 baht (£2.50/$3) well spent and on things used day-on-day.


I'm a sixty-year-old Englishman living in the town of Swindon in rural Wiltshire and I have a real deep desire to retire in Thailand one day. If you don't have a dream then you won't have a dream come true.

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