updated 08/11/2011 AT 6:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/12/2011 AT 9:05 AM ET
When Aussie actor Hugh Jackman wants to get a taste of Korea, he takes the trip grain by grain – and he doesn’t even have to leave his kitchen.
His go-to, ginger fried rice, is the masterpiece of famed restaurateur Jean-Georges and his wife, Marja Vongerichten, who explore South Korean cuisine on their public television series, The Kimchi Chronicles.
“He loves that it’s satisfying,” Jean-Georges tells PEOPLE of Jackman’s dish of choice.