This kimchi carbonara with a hickory smoked egg yolk was born out of sharing a farmers market table with a friend who makes kimchi. I love how well Italian and Asian foods work together. The natural umami of parmesan plays well with the sour, spicy, umami of kimchi. And let's face it eggs and kimchi are meant to be together. (At least, that is how I feel). How could Kimchi Carbonara not be over the top delicious?