Mirin and Sake for cooking. Suggestions?
You might like Takara Masamune mirin (takarasake.com, Berkeley, CA). It's an excellent product - perhaps a bit on the sweet side (even for mirins). It has no added salt so it may be a good flexible all-around ingredient. Takara regular mirin (the main brand) is an great option too.
Of note - often imported mirin may have salt added to it - not always a good thing. I understand it's a way to avoid certain duties (since it's no longer considered an "alcoholic" beverage). Perhaps someone else might know for sure.