2013 York Road. Open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Phone: 252-3580. Fax: 252-3582.
Maria's Orient Express on York Road -- a few blocks south of the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium -- lives up to its name. You can go either Italian or Chinese. We went Chinese recently, and ordered by phone: a 3/4 -quart portion of shrimp chow mein ($6.96) and the same amount of chicken chop suey ($5.90). We also ordered a pint of vegetable fried rice ($3.15), which proved unnecessary. Entrees come with small containers of rice.
The Chinese menu includes both Szechuan and Hunan, the first being ''hot and spicy.'' Our food wasn't all that spicy, but the portions were more than ample, enough to satisfy the normal appetite.